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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

Clindamycin (Definition)

Part of the lincoside family. It has good gram positive an anaerobic coverage, but its association with the development of clostridium difficile infection has limited its use. It is used in certain drug allergy situations where staph, strep, pneumococcal, and anaerobic organisms. Its use in MRSA infections is spotty. It is a bacteriostatic drug that works ...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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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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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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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 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 don't recommend taking something repeatedly if you know you are allergic to it. ...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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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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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

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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

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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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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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Hello, What antibiotics should I take for abortion, and when should I start taking them? Should I take only cephalosporin? Or mitronidazole

Hello, What antibiotics should I take for abortion, and when should I start taking them? Should I take only cephalosporin? Or mitronidazole

Doctors instructions: Antibiotics are not always needed when one has an abortion. Some physicians give Doxycycline after surgical abortion. None are usually needed after medical abortion ...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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Ampicillin allergies so can I take cephalosporin?

Ampicillin allergies so can I take cephalosporin?

See below: There is a reported 10% chance of cross sensitivity between penicillin and cephalosporin allergy. My clinical experience is much lower than that. ...Read more

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Why it is said that cephalosporins can cause hemolytic anemia?

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Why it is said that cephalosporins can cause hemolytic anemia?

Autoimmune reaction: Cephalosporins interact with red blood cell membranes. The body can sometimes produce antibodies against cephalosporins that also interact with the surface of red blood cells. These antibodies thus activate the body's immune system to attack its own red blood cells, causing hemolytic anemia. This is a rare but severe side effect of cephalosporins. ...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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