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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?

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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Amoxil (Definition)

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