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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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Clarithromycin (Definition)

Treats and prevents infections. Also used in combination with other medicines to treat duodenal ulcers caused by h. Pylori. This medicine ...Read more


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What happens if I'm allergic to penicillin can I take biaxin (clarithromycin)?

What happens if I'm allergic to penicillin can I take biaxin (clarithromycin)?

No worries: These medications are not related and should not be a concern for a reaction in someone who is allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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Can penicillin cause skin rashes from biaxin (clarithromycin)?

No: Not sure i understand the question, but pcn and biaxin (clarithromycin) are not related. Biaxin (clarithromycin) is relatedto Erythromycin and zithromax. ...Read more

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I've been told I have bacterial tonsillitis, allergic to penicillin, been on clarithromycin for 7 days, still not gone What should I do?

I've been told I have bacterial tonsillitis, allergic to penicillin, been on clarithromycin for 7 days, still not gone
What should I do?

Tonsillitis: clarithromycin should take care of streptococcal pharyngitis (tonsillitis), which is the most common cause for that infection, however, other organisms can also infect the tonsils, viral, fungal or other bacteria. You need to see your doctor again for re-evaluation, probablyyou will need to see an ENT specialist, after ruling out other causes as infectious mononucleosis, best wishes ...Read more

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My sister was given antibiotics for a UTI but she is allergic to penicillinthey have penicillin in them I have some clarithromycin could she take them?

My sister was given antibiotics for a UTI but she is allergic to penicillinthey have penicillin in them I have some clarithromycin could she take them?

No: It's never a good idea to use antibiotic without a doctor's advice. Besides there are better alternative in abx for treating UTI than penicillin- related drugs. She should see her doctor. ...Read more

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I took mdma while on penicillin then took clarithromycin 2.5 weeks later. Will this delay a girls period?

I took mdma while on penicillin then took clarithromycin 2.5 weeks later. Will this delay a girls period?

No: But if you had unprotected sex while on the mdma it might. Chronic drug abuse causes many problems with women's reproductive endocrinology, but one time use of penicillin, biaxin (clarithromycin) or mdma would not likely cause any problems. Mdma is an increasingly more dangerous drug, with impure forms like"molly" causing death and severe complications like seizures and brain damage. Put away the toys! ...Read more

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I want to know if Levaquin treats strep throat or bacterial pharyngitis since I'm allergic to penicillin and resistant to biaxin (clarithromycin)?.

Not a good choice: Levaquin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and usually preferred for more serious infections. Strep throat is usually still amenable to most first generation antibiotics. Being allergic to penicillin suggests u shd try a cephalosporin which shd help. Resistant to Biaxin (clarithromycin) is unlikely and erythromycins may still work. Relatively safer medications like clindamycin also exist. ...Read more

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Allergic to Penicillin. Tested + for strep. Took 500mg Azithromycin 1st. Still had strep. Took 1000mg Biaxin next. Have white spots on tonsils now. Y?

Allergic to Penicillin. Tested + for strep. Took 500mg Azithromycin 1st. Still had strep. Took 1000mg Biaxin next. Have white spots on tonsils now. Y?

ENT evaluation: Both medications you have used are very effective for strep . You may have a different bacterial infection like staph or resistant infection. ...Read more

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Is there any other medication available to treat bronchitis besides clarithromycin? I am allergic to penicillan. This drug is reaking havoc on system

Is there any other medication available to treat bronchitis besides clarithromycin?  I am allergic to penicillan. This drug is reaking havoc on system

Bronchitis: Yes there is plenty, call your doctor and tell them what is happening, they can change the medicine. Meanwhile take the medicine with food, not on an empty stomach. ...Read more

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Biaxin (clarithromycin) xl safe third trimester? I have strep throat and allergic to penacilin.

Category C: Which means: use with caution if benefits outweigh risks, your doctor won't harm you or your unborn baby, goodluck ...Read more

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I took clarithromycin for chest infection for 4 days, my chest got cleared out but I developed tonsillitis.doctor gave me doxycycline for it as I am allergic peniccilin. Next day I developed rash all over my body. Which antibiotic I am allergic to?

I took clarithromycin for chest infection for 4 days, my chest got cleared out but I developed tonsillitis.doctor gave me doxycycline for it as I am allergic peniccilin. Next day I developed rash all over my body. Which antibiotic I am allergic to?

Mgt: There are many causes of a rash, but you may have had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. If you experienced symptoms such as itchiness or wheezing, these are also symptoms of an allergic reaction.
The other causes include viral and bacterial infections. Please ask your PCP, and you may need another prescription for another antibiotic. ...Read more

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What do the g and v of penicillin mean?

Penicillin: The term "penicillin" is often used generically to refer to benzylpenicillin (penicillin g), procaine benzylpenicillin (procaine penicillin), benzathine benzylpenicillin (benzathine penicillin), and phenoxymethylpenicillin (penicillin v).

Procaine penicillin and benzathine penicillin have the same antibacterial activity as benzylpenicillin but act for a longer span of time. Phenoxymethylpenicilli. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Can you tell me how is penicillin discovered?

Penicillin: Penicillin was discovered from mold growing in a laboratory. Its discovery was a surprise to the scientist. ...Read more

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Can phenoxymethyle penicillin can be taken together?

See below: As far as i can discern from your question, i think you mean phenoxymethylpenicillin or penicillin v - not 2 meds. If so, is is safe as long as you are not allergic. ...Read more

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What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

What happens when an allergic person takes penicillin?

Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...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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What substrate is used during the production of penicillin?

What substrate is used during the production of penicillin?

Penicillin: This antibiotic changed the world. Initially discovered by Dr. Fleming, from a mold contaminating his bacterial plates, to modern day drugs that save lives every day. It was discovered that 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA) was an important building block for penicillin. This can be modified further to create different forms (such as amoxicillin, pipericillin etc) to best design drugs to kill germs ...Read more

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Are there any ways to suddenly get an alergic reation to penicillin?

Are there any ways to suddenly get an alergic reation to penicillin?

YES: Allergic reaction may come and go at different stage of your life. Contributing factors are local environmental factors, stress, and diets. ...Read more

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Can penicillin cure trich?

Can penicillin cure trich?

Nope!: According to the centers for disease control, trichomoniasis should be treated with Metronidazole or tinidazole. Penicillin will not cure trichomoniasis.
For more info on stds, safer sex, std testing, visit www.Sexualhealth.Com. ...Read more

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What are side effects of penicillin?

What are side effects of penicillin?

many: This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction occurs while taking this medication. Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, itching. If you notice other effects not listed. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be allergic to penicillin?

Is it bad to be allergic to penicillin?

Yes and No: To be allergic to a medication will restrict the use of that medication - thats the bad part. However, typically there are other medications that can be used if needed and if the one medication one os allergic to is really needed there are ways to administer that medication. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of penicillin?

What are the side effects of penicillin?

Pretty mild: Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit. ...Read more

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Is amoxacillin more effective than penicillin?

Is amoxacillin more effective than penicillin?

No, but: Amoxicillin is usually prescribed three times a day and does not matter when you eat. Penicillin is normally prescribed orally 4 times a day an hour before you eat. So compliance is harder for penicllin and so Amoxicillin is easier to be in compliance with and thus would be more effective. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take penicillin while on duromine?

Okay to take.: Hi, Thank you for your question.

If you are not allergic to penicillin otherwise it is safe to take a temporary dose of penicillin while on Duromine.

Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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Biaxin (Definition)

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