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4 generations of cephalosporins?

Cephalosporins: Yes. As newer classes of agents appear with broadened spectra of activity they are termed new generations. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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, macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read more

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I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy. How does it work? Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen?

I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy.  How does it work?  Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen?

Penicillin allergy: Among all patients reporting penicillin allergy, 85 to 90% will tolerate a penicillin, either because they were never allergic or because they had an earlier allergy that subsequently resolved. Among penicillin skin test-positive patients, approximately 2% will react to a cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good medicn?

Today my doctor prescribe a infertility medicns i.E tinidazole , l_methylfolate, chymoral forte, third generation cephalosporin.Is that good  medicn?

Not fertility meds: The medications you are describing are several antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes. None of these are infertility medications. If you are not sure why he/she prescribed them, you should ask your doctor what they are for. ...Read more

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I am being treated for strep for a second time- first with amoxicillin now with ceftin. Can the strep spread from my throat to my chest?

I am being treated for strep for a second time- first with amoxicillin now with ceftin. Can the strep spread from my throat to my chest?

Strep: Strep throat results in pain on swallowing with red, inflamed posterior throat. It is highly susceptible to Amoxil (penicillins) but some people may require other medications. However, "spreading to chest" - do you mean you have a concurrent cough now, or chest pain. Some people have a viral/bacterial cough - please see your physician to further evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is ceftin for?

What is ceftin for?

Broad spectrum: This oral cephalosporin antibiotic is used to treat upper respiratory tract bacterial infections as well as uncomplicated infections of the skin, urinary tract and other parts of the body. Except for allergic reactions the side-effects are not dangerous. ...Read more

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Is ceftin in the family of penicilin?

Ceftin: Crafting is in a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. They are not penicillins but have a 3% cross reactivity in patients allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Common side effects of ceftin?

Ceftin is in the: class of antibiotics called cephalosporins. It can cause diarrhea, nausea, hives (if allergic), as can any antibiotic. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to amoxicillin, are cefzil and ceftin ok to use?

Depends: Many who are allergic to penicillin will also rest to cephalosporin antibiotics too. May not want to risk it. ...Read more

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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