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Can You Take Rifaximin If Allergic To Penicillin
It depends: It depends on the type of penicillin allergy. If it's just a rash you can safely take cephalosporins like keflin.. If hives, throat swelling or anaphylaxis you cannot take cephalosporins. In this situation you usually need to take an antibiotic that is unrelated to penicillins (not a betalactam drug). ...Read more
Pcn & Cehalosporins: The conventional number is 10% of penicillin allergic people are also allergic to cephalosporins, however the data is weak since the patient reported incidence of penicillin allergy may only be 10% accurate. There are also 3 generations of cephalosporins and the "cross reactivity" may vary between them. There does seem to be a direct relationship between reaction severity and cross reactivity. ...Read more
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Yes: I have been using Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) in penicillin allergic patients for years without any problem. You can safely take ceftin. Other antibiotics that can be used are the fluoroquinolones such as Ciprofloxacin or levaquin (levofloxacin). The latter is more expensive but has a very low rate of bacterial resistance. ...Read more
probably: First of all, how do you know you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? The medication is actually 2 drugs (amomxicillin+clavulanic acid) and can cause rashes that are not due to allergy. Most patients who develop a rash with Amoxicillin can tolerate cephalexin. To be on th esafe side, see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
Maybe: You have about a 2-5% chance to also be allergic to cefuroxime. You may want to talk to your allergist about testing to penicillin first to confirm this allergy. If you do have pcn allergy, then you can: 1.Use a different antibiotic 2. Do a graded challenge/desensitization to cefuroxime. If negative to pcn on testing, <1% will have problems with cefuroxime. ...Read more
See below: Depends on your pcn allergy 2-3 % cross allergy usually ok be careful if you have a bad reaction to pcn. ...Read more
Yes but: These two antibiotics do not cross-react although when one has one drug allergy, the chances of having a 2nd drug allergy is higher. The question however should be whether you need the sulfa drug. ...Read more
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