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What are good alternatives for amoxicillin?

What are good alternatives for amoxicillin?

Many: There are many other medications that can help. Consult your health care provider for other options for your particular condition. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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How long does allergic relation to amoxicillin last?

How long does allergic relation to amoxicillin last?

Days: Depends on the type of reaction. If the reaction consists of hives or swelling, it will. Likely subside in 24 hrs. If it is a rash, then it will take days. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin notatum, would I be allergic to penicillin or amoxicillin?

I am allergic to penicillin notatum, would I be allergic to penicillin or amoxicillin?

Probably not: Penicillium notatum is a mold/fungi that if allergic, can cause symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, worsening of asthma symptoms, etc. Penicillin antibiotics do not contain enough of the mold, and when ingested, would be a different reaction. To be safe, you could get tested for penicillin allergy with an allergist. ...Read more

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How to tell if baby's allergic to amoxicillin?

How to tell if baby's allergic to amoxicillin?

Amoxicillin reaction: The usual findings of an antibiotic allergy including Amoxicillin are typically rash such as hives or swelling. More severe symptoms can include vomiting/diarrhea, wheezing or anaphylaxis. The symptoms can start at the end of the first course within hours or a couple of days after having tolerated Amoxicillin in the past or even several days after the course of antibiotics has ended. ...Read more

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I've taken amoxicillin before, can I become allergic to it?

I've taken amoxicillin before, can I become allergic to it?

Yes: It is possible to develop an allergy to a medication even if you have taken it before. There is nothing you can do to prevent this though. ...Read more

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My child is allergic to amoxicillin. Can he take azithyromycin?

My child is allergic to amoxicillin. Can he take azithyromycin?

Azithromycin: azithromycin is a different class of antibiotics from amoxicillin.
As with any medication, a child can have an allergy to it and prior to starting any new medication, always discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I accidentally took amoxicillin and I'm allergic to penicillin what should I do?

I accidentally took amoxicillin and I'm allergic to penicillin what should I do?

Watch symptoms: There is sometimes cross allergic reactivity between penicillin and amoxcillin but frequently not. Many with penicillin allergy actually do not have it at all. Simply monitor your symptoms for the next 4-10 hours and if you do not experience coughing, throat tightening, wheeing or respiratory distress, then you are probably OK. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin and my boyfriend is allergic, will I be able to kiss him? I am taking the capsule version

Should be safe: I've heard answers to this that say it should be fine to kiss - perhaps wait a few minutes and drink an extra glass of water after the capsule to clear your mouth. It's nice that you both care and that you like to kiss. Be well and happy! ...Read more

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As a child I became allergic to amoxicillin, I took it as an adult and nothing happened, why? Is it possible to grow out of being allergic?

As a child I became allergic to amoxicillin, I took it as an adult and nothing happened, why? Is it possible to grow out of being allergic?

Yes, but...: You were probably never allergic. The infection for which you were being treated probably caused the rash - lots of viral and bacterial infections can be associated with rash, especially in children. It is always important to write down as much detail as possible about a possible drug reaction, and get evaluated by an allergist to determine whether the reaction was truly related to the drug. ...Read more

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If someone has taken two amoxicillin already with no side effects plus taken them b4 is it likely they could still have serious allergic reation?

Unlikely: There would be an extremely low likelihood. However people can develop allergies to medicines that they've take previously without a reaction. ...Read more

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If allegic to pcn are you allergic to amoxicillin?

Yes: Penicillin and Amoxicillin are in the same chemical family, along with all of the other antibiotics whose name ends in -cillin. People allergic to penicillin are almost certainly allergic to all members of this class, and should not be treated with any of the cillins. ...Read more

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What happens if allergic to pencillin, are you allergic to amoxicillin?

Yes: As background, 90% of patients labelled as penicillin allergic are not. If one is labelled as pcn allergic then they should have pcn skin testing done to confirm or refute this diagnosis. In general if one is confirmed to be penicillin allergic then they are at greater risk than the general population to react to Amoxicillin thus they should avoid Amoxicillin as well. ...Read more

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How to tell if I'm having an allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

Rash or hives: Most reactions to medication cause either an immediate reaction such as hives, swelling, and low blood pressure, which is an emergency, or a delayed skin rash which can occur days later. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin. What are my options?

Depends: That depends on what kind of infection you're treating. ...Read more

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What should I do about potential allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

What should I do about potential allergic reaction to amoxicillin?

What's the scenario?: Sorry to hear it! . If you are taking it and suspect an allergic reaction then of course stop and contact the prescriber. By now I'm assuming it's not progressing and not an emergency. The reaction will resolve on it's own but depending on the nature of your symptoms and severity treatment may be indicated to help you. A photo may be useful to document it and for future reference. Testing later ...Read more

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What do I take if I am allergic to both amoxil (amoxicillin) and sulfa?

What do I take if I am allergic to both amoxil (amoxicillin) and sulfa?

Depends on infection: It really depends on what type of infection you need to treat. It is likely safe to treat with a 3rd generation cephalosporin (cefdinir), or another class of antibiotic altogether. Other types include antibiotics such as biaxin and cipro (ciprofloxacin). Again, it depends on the infection you need to treat. ...Read more

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If someone is allergic to amoxicillin, would it be safe to take penicillin?

Absolutely not!!!!: These two drugs are essentially one and the same from an allergic standpoint. If you are truly allergic (some people are not sure) the risks of taking penicillin can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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If im allergic to penicillin does ir mean im allergic to amoxicillin as well?

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Likely: Both are very closely related, so that if you are truly allergic to penicillin, I would recommend avoiding any contact with amoxicillin, yes. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to amoxicillin, will I have a reaction if I kiss someone on it?

If I'm allergic to amoxicillin, will I have a reaction if I kiss someone on it?

No, unless unlucky: Unless one a person is super-sensitive to even tiny amounts of the drug, and tends to get life-threatening reactions to the drug, then kissing shouldn't cause an allergic reaction. However, life can surprise you. So, one should be sure the drug is not still in the mouth (chewables and liquid drugs would stay around in the mouth longer, because a pill would go straight down to the stomach). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin 5 days after finishing the last dose?

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to amoxicillin 5 days after finishing the last dose?

Yes: This usually happens with the initial sensitization which may take about 10 days to manifest. The reaction from subsequent exposure will likely be much faster. ...Read more

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I was allergic to penicillin as a baby. Now I am 34. Is it likely that if I take amoxicillin I could have a reaction?

Yes: Amoxicillin is a form of penicillin and does carry the risk of an allergic (immediate hypersensitivity)reaction if that is indeed what you had. Unfortunately the actual symptoms of drug reactions are typically poorly documented. The good news : Penicillin allergy tends to fade with time so there is an excellent chance that you are no longer allergic. A penicillin skin test can determine this ...Read more

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I'm supposed to be allergic to penicillin but I take amoxicillin with no problems. Does this mean I'm not allergic anymore?

Yes: Or never really were allergic. Many people get labelled as allergic who were never truly reacting to the drug in question. If you are taking Amoxicillin without a reaction you are not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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A child who has had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin should avoid any medicine ending in cillin to be safe? Or anything that contains a cillin?

A child who has had an allergic reaction to amoxicillin should avoid any medicine ending in cillin to be safe? Or anything that contains a cillin?

Depends: Some allergic reactions like a simple rash are more cosmetic than worrisome and not as important as major hives or swelling of lips and difficulty breathing. The more intense the reaction the more important it is to avoid the trigger group. If a cillin med were the best choice in a major infection, an allergist could do some specialized work to desensitize the patient and make use safe. ...Read more

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If a med. Says not to take if allergic to penicillin or any form of it and a dr. Gives to someone allergic to amoxicillin is ok? I want to know if its ok to take a medication that says not to take if allergic to penecillin or any form of it and I am aller

Get tested: Amoxicillin is a close cousin to penicillin, ideally someone allergic to penicillin should not receive either. Best answer is to get a skin test for penicillin by an allergist and determine if you are truly allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to ceclor, can I take amoxicillin?

If I am allergic to ceclor, can I take amoxicillin?

Not a good idea: There has been cross over allergy reactions between Ceclor and amoxicillin. Contact your doctor before taking this medication. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more