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Amoxicillin Third Generation Penicillin
Antibiotics: No. Why would you take two of the same kind of medication at the same time? ...Read more
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
Supposing that i can take penicillin safely without problems can I take amoxicillin safely with no side effects too?
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
I'm supposed to be allergic to penicillin but i take amoxicillin with no problems. Does this mean i'm not allergic anymore?
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
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
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
Cross-reactivity: Patients with true allergy to cephalosporins have less than a 3% chance of reaction to penicillins and less than 0.5% of those will have a serious reaction. The reality is that if you take Amoxicillin you should remain in the doctor's office for 30 mins. To insure that you will not have a serious reaction and if you do that you can be treated effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: For a strep throat treatment is usually 10 days of penvk or amoxicillin. In penicillin allergic patients with streptococcal pharyngitis the macrolides-erythromycin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or zithromax as well as Clindamycin are effective. If the penicillin allergy was only a rash and not immediate hypersensitivity cephalosporin antibiotics are safe and effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have to take amoxicillin with food (to avoid nausea), will I have to take penicillin with food as well? Same dosage as amoxicillin.
Dr switched my prescription from amoxicillin to penicillin. How long after taking amoxicillin can i take penicillin? And will side effects be the same
If I'm not allergic to amoxicillin 500mg, is it safe to say I won't be allergic to penicillin vk 500mg?
Yes,it is safe to: say that.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin? It will be used to treat swollen gum
Two year old had allergic reaction to amoxicillin. Dr replaced it with cefprozil. Instruct on cefprozil say not to take it if allergic to penicillin?
Old concern: The caution on cephalosporins if penicillin allergic dates back decades to how they were produced--there often was pcn in the cephalosporins as a byproduct. Even then, risk was rare and tiny. Now even smaller, and far better to not exclude two huge antibiotic categories at young age if don't need to. Keep an eye on child as with any medication, but should not pose a problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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