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How common is anaphylaxis shock with cephalosporin?

How common is anaphylaxis shock with cephalosporin?

Uncommon: Anaphylaxis to cephalosporins is an uncommon event. Among patients with penicillin allergy estimates of allergic reactions to cephalosporins range from 2 to 10%. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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If i was allergic to cephalosporins when i take it how long until i would get anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis: Some individuals who repeatedly take an antibiotic don't eventually get anaphylaxis. It is always a possibiity. I dont recommend taking something repeatedly if you know you are allergic to it. ...Read more

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Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?

Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?

See below: Persons with type 1 immediate hypersensity to penicillin antibiotics should generally avoid taking cephalosporin antibiotics because of the low but real risk of cross allergenicity. Safe alternative antibiotics include vancomycin, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read more

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Does azythromycin belongs to the cephalosporins?

Does azythromycin belongs to the cephalosporins?

No: Azithromycin is in the macrolide class. That is different class than the cephalosporin antibiotics like keflex, rocephin, (ceftriaxone) cefepime, etc. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Allergic reaction to all cephalosporins possible?

Yes: Allergy to the entire class of antibiotics called cephalosporins is indeed possible. That allergy would be the common part of the molecule shared by all cephalosporins and penicillins, the beta-lactam ring. ...Read more

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Are there any deaths reported from cephalosporin antibiotics?

Are there any deaths reported from cephalosporin antibiotics?

Possibly: For someone to die from a cephalosporin they must be very allergic to it and not be able to seek medical attention. This is rare. Never seen or heard of a case but the label does list it. ...Read more

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Can cephalosporin be used for bulky uterus?

Can cephalosporin be used for bulky uterus?

Yes: What exactly do you mean by "bulky uterus"? Many times, cephalosporins may be used to treat an infection of your uterus or pelvic area. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Cephalosporin Antibiotic (Definition)

Cephalosporins are a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more