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Is There Doxycycline In Penicillin
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
Have mild Tetanus, but had reaction to metronidazole. In Mexico, was given option of doxycycline or Penicillin G injections instead, which is better?
No: They are both quite different.Get a more detailed answer ›
Suffering from lupus, allergic to penicillin, and was prescribed doxycycline. How safe is it to take this?
Quite effective: Here is a study that compared them that show equivalent effectiveness: http://cid.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/42/6/e45.Full. ...Read more
Yes: Tetracyclines (e.g. Doxycycline), quinolones (e.g. Ciprofloxacin), macrolides (e.g. Clarithromycin), aminoglycosides (e.g. Gentamicin) and glycopeptides (e.g. Vancomycin) are all unrelated to penicillins and are safe to use in penicillin allergic subjects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 years ago, i had chlamydia. Got penicillin shot, and 2 weeks of twice daily doxycycline. The first 4 days, i puked after first pill. Should i worry?
No: Nausea and vomiting are unfortunate side effects of antibiotics. Doxycycline is one of the antibiotics that can commonly have that side effect in some people. Make sure that you do not mention it as an allergy but rather side effect since it could limit useful antibiotics used commonly for various infections. ...Read more
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