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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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Does amoxicillin or penicillin clear the blood system of a drug?

Does amoxicillin or penicillin clear the blood system of a drug?

NO: Amoxicillin and penicillin are antibiotics used to treat infections. They will not clear the bloodstream of other drugs. ...Read more

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What's in doxycycline does it have any of the cillins in it like amoxicillin or penicillin or any of them answer asap?

What's in doxycycline does it have any of the cillins in it like amoxicillin or penicillin or any of them answer asap?

Completely different: Not related to any -cillin antibiotics. No cross-reactivity for people with penicillin allergies. ...Read more

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If allergic to benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I take amoxicillin or penicillin?

Yes, assuming. . .: The antihistamine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is not related to antibiotics, penicillin & amoxicillin. So if you're allergic to diphenhydramine, you should still be able to take penicillin & amoxicillin, assuming that you're not allergic to those meds, too. Out of curiosity, what were your allergy symptoms? Perhaps you're allergic to filler & dye in pill, not to diphenhydramine. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

The runs: I'd say most common side effect of amox/clavulonate is loose stools. If severe, stop, if doesn't clear, call doctor. Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit. ...Read more

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What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

What antibiotic would be most effective for pneumonia-- amoxicillin, ampicillin, or penicillin?

Depends: Pneumonia is an infection of the tissues of the lungs, and can be caused by many different organisms, including viruses, bacteria, atypical organisms, fungi, and even parasites, among others. The antibiotic of choice will depend on the bug and its sensitivity to antibiotics (if at all). ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), penicillin "G"? Ty

I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), penicillin "G"? Ty

Similar: The amoxicillin in Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Penicillin share a common core structure and thus people allergic to Penicillin are almost always allergic to amoxicillin. On the other hand, not all people reacting to amoxicillin are allergic to penicillin when the reaction is a skin rash. ...Read more

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7 months of bladder infections. Taken k flex, amoxicillin, penicillin, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) now on Macrobid for 17 days CAT scan x rays ultrasound normal help?

7 months of bladder infections. Taken k flex, amoxicillin, penicillin, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) now on Macrobid for 17 days CAT scan x rays ultrasound normal help?

Too many; c a Urolog: At your age, I think that's too many bladder infections. Something underlies these recurrent infections: something that antibiotics alone can't fix. While the CT scan & imaging test show that u (or some1) is concerned, they r the wrong tests. What u need is a cystoscopy by a Urologist (looking @bladder with a scope). If it's neg, a voiding cystourethrogram (VCUG) wd be the type of CT scan to get. ...Read more

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Tried trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin and cephalexin for uti. Nothing has worked so far. I'm allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and penicillin- what else can I try?

Tried trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin and cephalexin for uti. Nothing has worked so far. I'm allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and penicillin- what else can I try?

Infectious dis doc: First the problem may be from inflammation and not infection. 2nd the organ may not be sensitive to these antibiiotics 3rd there may be obstruction or a stone somewhere along the urinary tract. You need to see an infectiious disease and/or urology specialist. ...Read more

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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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What's the difference between penicillin and amoxicillin? Is one better than the other?

What's the difference between penicillin and amoxicillin? Is one better than the other?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a synthetic penicillin, and has a broader spectrum of anti-bacterial activity than penicillin. Penicillin has limited use these days, since so many bacteria have developed an immunity to plain penicillin. For most staph infections, Amoxicillin is combined with something called clavulanic acid, which allows the Amoxicillin to kill staph infections that would otherwise be resistant. ...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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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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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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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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What happens if I'm allergic to penicillin is it safe to take amoxicillin?

No: Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin. You should not take it if you are sure that you are allergic to penicillin. Other pencillin drugs you need to avoid are ampicillin, ticaracillin, augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin-clavulanate), piperacillin, and sometimes cephalosporin antibiotics. You should see an allergist to help you out with by testing and clarifying the allergies. ...Read more

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Are there penicillin, amoxicillin or Ceclor (cefaclor) in inhalers?

Are there penicillin, amoxicillin or Ceclor (cefaclor) in inhalers?

No: These drugs do not come in inhalers normally. They can sometimes be mixed and vaporized specially in order to deliver them to the lungs in patients that are really sick or have cystic fibrosis. Also, it can be nebulized for use in sinuses. ...Read more

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Can I take penicillin and amoxicillin if I have a Long QT (cardiac)?

Can I take penicillin and amoxicillin if I have a Long QT (cardiac)?

Unusual combination: I am not sure why you need to take penicillin and amoxicillin. They are NOT indicated for treatment of Long QT.

Besides that combination will be very unusual for any disease. ...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