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Doctor insights on: Good Alternatives To Penicillin

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What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penicillin shot for syphilis?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you had a severe penicillin allergy in the past, then probably penicillin should be avoided. Otherwise, it still might be the best choice for you. Discuss it with your doctor or, even better, an infectious diseases or STD specialist. ...Read more

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How long is a shot of penicillin good?

How long is a shot of penicillin good?

Penicllin: It depends upon the kind of penicillin. Regular penicillin (given iv) has a half life of only 1-2 hours but intramuscular penicillin types last longer. Procaine penicillin for 1-2 days and benzathine penicillin for about 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any alternatives to penicillin?

Please tell me if there are any alternatives to penicillin?

Many: I am guessing that you are allergic to penicillin and need an antibiotic for some infection. There are many alternatives which your family doctor can suggest for the problem that you have. They have different spectrums so the list is too long for this format. ...Read more

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I think i may have an allergy to penicillin? Are there any alternatives?

I think i may have an allergy to penicillin? Are there any alternatives?

Penicillin allergy: There are many alernatives to penicillin if needed. To get the doubt out of your mind, a board certified allergist can test you for penicillin and determine if you are truly allergic to it. ...Read more

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I know there are alternatives for penicillin, but why dos we not use the others? Are there problems with them, or? (it's for a school projekt)

I know there are alternatives for penicillin, but why dos we not use the others? Are there problems with them, or? (it's for a school projekt)

Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics. Penicillins and cephalosporins are called beta-lactam antibiotics and affect the cell walls of certain bacteria. Sometimes bacteria will develop resistance to these drugs and there are usually other alternatives that can be employed, although this is a very complicated subject. Chec wiki.Answers.Com › categories › health › medication and drugs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's a good antibiotic to take if your allergic to penicillin?

What's a good antibiotic to take if your allergic to penicillin?

Cindamycin: An accepted alternative is clindamycin. The dose and frequency will need to be determined by your provider. Stay away from Amoxicillin or augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Azithromycin is also an acceptable alternative. ...Read more

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Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? Im on augmentan is penicillin better?

Which antibotic is good for a tooth infection? Im on augmentan is penicillin better?

Augmetin is perfect: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is my preferred antibiotic. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a synthetic penicillin and the better choice. Clindamycin is also an excellent choice. ...Read more

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I have a skin infection and need an antibiotic but allergic to penicillin? What antibiotic is good?

Depends: It would depend on the type of penicillin allergy you had and the type of skin infection. If you just had a rash from penicillin and you do not have an MRSA infection cephalosporins like Keflex would be fine. If immediate hypersensitivity to penicillin, clindamycin, Doxycycline or septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) would be options. ...Read more