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Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Need general info on cephalosporin antibiotic?

Online: Go online and type in cephalosporins on a search engine. There will be information which will keep you reading for some time. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Is clindamycin a cephalosporin antibiotic?

Not A CEPHALOSPORIN: Clindamycine is not a Cephalosporin
It is an antibiotic of Lincosamide class which blocks the ribosome of the micro organism ...Read more

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What do they prescribe cephalosporin antibiotic for?

What do they prescribe cephalosporin antibiotic for?

Cephalosporins: These are antibiotics that have a very broad spectrum of use for many different bacterial infections. They are often used first or second line for many common infections and have to be used with care in patients with allergies to penicillin or other cephalosporins. They can treat skin, respiratory, urinary and sexually transmitted infections among many others. ...Read more

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What is risk of reaction if allergic to pcn and taking cephalosporin antibiotic?

What is risk of reaction if allergic to pcn and taking cephalosporin antibiotic?

Cephalosporin rx: Older studies suggested that there was a 5-7% risk of having a reaction to a cephalosporin if you had a history of penicillin allergy. However, there have been recent studies indicating that the newer cephalosporins are structurally different enough that the risk of cross reaction is quite low, even eliminating the need to test for penicillin allergy prior to administering the cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Not really: Equally effective regardless of time of day. Meals should not effect efficacy. Same for Keflex (or other cephalosporins), although it may be slightly less irritating (if you are having any belly discomfort) if taken with meals. ...Read more

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Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?

See below: Cephalosporin antibiotics are frequently used to treat uti's. They are usually very well tolerated and do not generally prolong the qtc interval. ...Read more

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How common is it to develop C Diff after antibiotics? Penicillin and/or cephalosporin?

How common is it to develop C Diff after antibiotics? Penicillin and/or cephalosporin?

Reasonably common: The higher the dose of the antibiotic and the longer the treatment duration, the greater is the likelihood of developing C diff ...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 I take cephalosporin antibiotics if I have allergy on penicillin?

Can I take cephalosporin antibiotics if I have allergy on penicillin?

Usually yes: >90% of the people allergic to penicillin would have no problem with cephalosporin. The newer the generation, the less likely the reaction. But if you had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, then you should consult an allergist. Do note that many people do lose their penicillin allergy after a few years spontaneously. ...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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I have a Duodenal ulcer and positive for H.Pylori. Allergic to Penicillin erythromycin cephalosporin diclofenac. What antibiotic is available to take?

I have a Duodenal ulcer and positive for H.Pylori. Allergic to Penicillin erythromycin cephalosporin diclofenac. What antibiotic is available to take?

See allergist: I would also suggest seeing an allergist to evaluate you and determine if your allergies are true. It is very unusual to be allergic to so many different medications. And many times, patients grow out of medication allergies even if they were true in the past. ...Read more

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Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?

Sinus Infection: It sounds like it may be safer not to use antibiotics. A steroid spray with a course of Prednisone may help. Even gentle saline spray may be useful. Talk to your doctor about your allergies and testing to confirm them. All the best. ...Read more

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Recently discovered im allergic to cephalosporins. I had a rash, but also feverish and achy. Are these all legitimate symptoms of medication allergy?

Recently discovered im allergic to cephalosporins. I had a rash, but also feverish and achy. Are these all legitimate symptoms of medication allergy?

Yes they are and you: Can no longer take penicillins or cephalosporins. These are two important classes of antibiotics. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I am g6pd deficient. I had a severe reaction to cephalosporin. Should this medication be avoided since I am g6pd deficient or is this another reaction that has nothing to do with my g6pd deficiency?

Not G6PD Deficiency: The g6pd deficiency association's web site, g6pd. Org, has lists of unsafe drugs and foods for people with g6pd. (not cephalosporins) in g6pd deficiency, if a drug or food causes oxidant stress, hemolytic anemia, or breakdown of red blood cells, can occur. Cephalosporins can be associated with allergic reactions and rarely with hemolytic anemia, but the reason for the hemolysis is different. ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...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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What is the name of a third generation cephalosporin?

What is the name of a third generation cephalosporin?

3rd gen cephalospori: Cefotaxime is a thrid generation cephalosporin, as is Rocephin (ceftriaxone). ...Read more

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Is cephalosporin safe to take while pregnant?

Is cephalosporin safe to take while pregnant?

Yes: Cephalosporins are generally considered safe to take during pregnancy but check with your obstetrition. ...Read more

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If I had cephalosporin allergy... Would I know after first dose?

If I had cephalosporin allergy... Would I know after first dose?

Drug Allergy: Your body needs to be exposed to the allergen first. If you are allergic, second and subsequent exposure will cause allertic reaction. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to cephalosporin, is it safe for me to take Restasis?

Yes: These meds are totall different and there is no cross sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can cephalosporin be given to any patient who is allergic to penicillin?

Can cephalosporin be given to any patient who is allergic to penicillin?

Depends: Relatively few people have reactions...In the 10 % range by some accounts. There are always alternatives. The real question should be what kind of penicillin allergy is being reported. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Cephalosporin Antibiotic (Definition)

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