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

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

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?

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'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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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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If i'm allergic to Ceclor but not penicillin would it be alright to take amoxicillin?

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 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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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 Long QT. Besides that combination will be very unusual for any disease. ...Read more

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If I do have strep. What antibiotics should I get? Penicillin right? Like amoxicillin?

If I do have strep. What antibiotics should I get? Penicillin right? Like amoxicillin?

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 more

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What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin? It will be used to treat swollen gum

What can I substitute amoxicillin with if I'm allergic to penicillin?  It will be used to treat swollen gum

Clindamycin: Remember to consult with your treating doctor or dentist first before taking any medications suggested to you online. They know your full history, medications, allergies, family hx, social hx and have examined your swollen gums. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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 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