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Augmentin Third Generation Penicillin
Can you tell me what to do if i took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and i'm allergic to pinicillin?
See your doctor: Vast majority of people that were told they are allergic to penicillin (PCN) are really not. Most true allergies to PCN resolve after 10 years or so. Likely you will be fine. But, you should follow up with your doctor to make sure. Also, an allergist can verify PCN allergy by special testing. If you develop trouble breathing, hives, or vomiting, call 911 and get seen right away. ...Read more
If a child doesn t have penicillin allergy and when he took augmantin 400 he had skin redness on neck can he took amoxicillin 250?
Might not: If it was true penicillin allergy and your child develops skin rashes to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) he should not take amoxicillin, a synthetic penicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains Amoxicillin and clavulanate. However, most of the time, childhood penicillin allergy is not true allergy. A viral exanthem might occur at the same time that the child takes penicillin. An allergist can help you figure this out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take augumentin penicillin antibiotic for bladder infection if I have gilbert's disease? Total bilirubin stays between 2-5.0.
Sure: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is one of the modt common antibiotic implicated in drug induced liver injury. However, the incidence of liver injury from augmention is very rare. I am not aware of any data that support increased risk of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in patients with gilbert' s syndrome. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How quicky would i get a reaction to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after taking it, not sure if i ever took penicillin before and concerned?
Hello. Since November 15, I have been placed on penicillin, Tessalon pearls, and currently Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). My condition remains the same.
More info needed: We need to know more about your lingering symptoms which might be consistent with a bacterial sinusitis and/or bronchitis which followed a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Penicillin is not effective for these but augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should be. Your physician,who knows your condition best, is more qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin ( a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) both of these should be avoided. A proper evaluation needs to be undertaken to clarify this allergy and what medicines to avoid. ...Read more
I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rask?
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This is a brand name for a drug which contains Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is a derivative of penicillin and is 100% cross-allergenic. Be very careful and if you get worse see a doctor asap - and hopefully not the same one who gave this to you if they knew you were penicillin allegic. ...Read more
No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination of Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. If you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) it most likely means you have an allergy to penicillin. Your physician will know this and prescribe another non-related antibiotic. Do not take penicillin if you are certain you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read more
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