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Cefzil Allergy In Children
Cefprozil allergy: Allergic reactions occur when your body produces antibodies to substances /allergens Cefprozil is a cephalosporin antibiotic. "Hypersensitivity reactions have included rash, urticaria, anaphylaxis, angioedema, bronchospasm, eosinophilia, erythema multiforme, fever, serum-sickness-like reactions, & Stevens-Johnson syndrome" REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/cefprozil-side-effects.html ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Cefzil allergy: Cefzil (cefprozil) is an antibiotic medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/cefprozil-side-effects.html ...Read more
Yes: Not the drug of choice but it is a very strong cephalosporin. It's best to match the strength and type of the antibiotic to the severity of the abcess. It will do until you can get to a dentist to evaluate the situation and prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. It is very strong and usually used when other will not. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: The two antibiotics share a common structure that can trigger an allergic response to both. There are some people that are allergic to one but not the other.It is all in how the individual's system reacts to taking the med.Thankfully there are other abx that share no common structures to these 2 that could be used if needed. ...Read more
I've been taking cefprozil 250mg/5ml. 10ml twice a day, since 6/12/13 for strep. I still have white spots. How long will it normally take to be better?
New antibiotic: Seems like your antibiotics are not working. Call your doctor. ...Read more
Drink how much and: on Cefzil (cefprozil) for what infection?? There are no specific interactions between cephalosporins (the class of penicillin-like antibiotics that includes Cefzil (cefprozil)), and having one or two social drinks on occasion will not likely cause harm. However, large amounts of regular drinking depress the immune system and make it harder for the body to fight infections, and also may cause higher risk of infection. ...Read more
My 15 month is taking cefprozil 1 teaspoon by mouth 2 times a day his weight is 24.4 lbs.. is this the right dosage?
Just about: If he is taking the 125mg/5ml dose of the medication (should be on the bottle) then this dosage is very close. Technically it looks like it should be 6.6mL every 12 hours but 5ml is 1 teaspoon which is fairly close. Should still get the job done but if you want to increase to 6.5mL if you have a precise measuring spoon/cup you could do that as well but run it by your pediatrician. ...Read more
It depends: Are you allergic to cepfrozil? If you are, it depends on what kind of a reaction you had in the past. If it was a late small rash, another exposure may be just a somewhat worse rash. If you had a severe allergic reaction, the next may be life-threatening. Without knowing what kind of a reaction you had, I can't be more specific. ...Read more