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Is mrsa, mssa , staph a ß-lactamase producing strains , susceptible to third , fourth, and fifth cephalosporins?

Is mrsa, mssa , staph a ß-lactamase producing strains , susceptible to third , fourth, and fifth cephalosporins?

Complex: Cannot answer this simply. Mssa should be sensitive to all cephalosporins. Mrsa will be resistant to all. Have no idea what else you are asking. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Cephalosporin Antibiotic (Definition)

Cephalosporins are a kind of anti-bacterial ...Read more


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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

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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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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 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 (epinephrine)?

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 (epinephrine)?

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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Does azythromycin belongs to the cephalosporins?

Does azythromycin belongs to the cephalosporins?

No: Azithromycin is in the macrolide class. That is different class than the cephalosporin antibiotics like keflex, rocephin, (ceftriaxone) cefepime, etc. ...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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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 cephalosporin be used for bulky uterus?

Can cephalosporin be used for bulky uterus?

Yes: What exactly do you mean by "bulky uterus"? Many times, cephalosporins may be used to treat an infection of your uterus or pelvic area. ...Read more

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Are cephalosporins good for utis?

Are cephalosporins good for utis?

Usually, not always: Cephalosporins can be good for uti's, but its also possible to have a UTI with bacteria that are resistant to cephalosporins. When in doubt its good to do a urine culture and sensitivity where the urine can be tested to determine the type of bacteria present and what, if any, antibiotics the bacteria are resistant to being treated with. ...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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How common is anaphylaxis shock with cephalosporin?

How common is anaphylaxis shock with cephalosporin?

Uncommon: Anaphylaxis to cephalosporins is an uncommon event. Among patients with penicillin allergy estimates of allergic reactions to cephalosporins range from 2 to 10%. ...Read more

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Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: There are several kinds or "generations" of cephalosporins antibiotics, which are antibiotics that are chemically related to penicillin. Some of the drugs in this class are highly effective against pseudomonas and some are not. In fact this can vary to some degree depending on the antibiotic sensitivities specific to the pseudomonas strains prevalent in a particular hospital or community. ...Read more

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Can you take cephalosporin if you are allergic to penicillin?

Can you take cephalosporin if you are allergic to penicillin?

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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If i was allergic to cephalosporins when i take it how long until i would get anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis: Some individuals who repeatedly take an antibiotic don't eventually get anaphylaxis. It is always a possibiity. I dont recommend taking something repeatedly if you know you are allergic to it. ...Read more