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Cephalosporin Antibiotic Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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!
Cephalosporin antibiotic for uti? And does this class of antibiotics cause any heart effects like qt prolongation?
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Should i take only cephalosporin ?or
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
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
Are cephalosporin and chloramphenicol antibacterial antibiotics that target cell wall and protein synthesis?
I have chronically low potassium. I have a bladder infection & need antibiotics. Are cephalosporins safe or can they cause electrolyte disturbances?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic to many broad spectrum antibiotics, including penicillin, cephalosporins. Clindamycin, Bactrim, Cipro (ciprofloxacin) gave C Diff. What would work for Sinus?
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Totally unrelated molecules so it's ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Macrolide: No. It is a macrolide.Get a more detailed answer ›
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