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Allergic To Penicillin Can I Use Doxycycline
Suffering from lupus, allergic to penicillin, and was prescribed doxycycline. How safe is it to take this?
Yes: Tetracyclines (e.g. Doxycycline), quinolones (e.g. Ciprofloxacin), macrolides (e.g. Clarithromycin), aminoglycosides (e.g. Gentamicin) and glycopeptides (e.g. Vancomycin) are all unrelated to penicillins and are safe to use in penicillin allergic subjects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Regime for doxycycline to treat mild tetanus? F, 22, 135 pounds. Allergic to penicillin, had reaction to metronidazole after 3 days. Real advice plz
Cannot advise: The replies in this forum are limited to answers to general medical questions and for educational purposes. Diagnostics and treatment recommendations are deferred to your primary healthcare provider. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
Ok went to doctor gave me meclizine dizzy the problem still here. I am allergic to penicillin will doxycycline monohdrate help?
No: Antibiotics will not help. See An ENT doctor. ...Read more
No: They are both quite different.Get a more detailed answer ›
Quite effective: Here is a study that compared them that show equivalent effectiveness: http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/42/6/e45.Full. ...Read more
3 years ago, i had chlamydia. Got penicillin shot, and 2 weeks of twice daily doxycycline. The first 4 days, i puked after first pill. Should i worry?
No: Nausea and vomiting are unfortunate side effects of antibiotics. Doxycycline is one of the antibiotics that can commonly have that side effect in some people. Make sure that you do not mention it as an allergy but rather side effect since it could limit useful antibiotics used commonly for various infections. ...Read more
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