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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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If I had a reaction to penicillin when I was a child, does that mean I have a allergy?

If I had a reaction to penicillin when I was a child, does that mean I have a allergy?

Maybe, maybe not: There have been studies of adults that were told or thought they had reactions to penicillin as children & the majority were not allergic on testing. Until you decide to have the testing done, you should consider yourself allergic & have it listed in your records. ...Read more

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If im allergic to penicillin does ir mean im allergic to amoxicillin as well?

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If im allergic to penicillin does ir mean im allergic to amoxicillin as well?

Likely: Both are very closely related, so that if you are truly allergic to penicillin, I would recommend avoiding any contact with amoxicillin, yes. ...Read more

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I'm supposed to be allergic to penicillin but I take amoxicillin with no problems. Does this mean I'm not allergic anymore?

I'm supposed to be allergic to penicillin but I take amoxicillin with no problems. Does this mean I'm not allergic anymore?

Yes: Or never really were allergic. Many people get labelled as allergic who were never truly reacting to the drug in question. If you are taking Amoxicillin without a reaction you are not allergic to penicillin. ...Read more

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I recently developed a penicillin allergy. Does this mean I need to be careful of any probiotics now as well?

I recently developed a penicillin allergy. Does this mean I need to be careful of any probiotics now as well?

Penicillin allergy: No, there is no cross-reactivity between the usual organisms contained in probiotic preparations and the drug penicillin or its derivatives. You should, however, make note of the type of reaction you experienced and transmit this information to any doctor you see for any reason. People with an allergic reaction to one agent may have a higher risk of reacting to others. ...Read more

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Always fine w penicillin, but had extreme allergic reaction reaction to keflex! Does that mean I am now also allergic to penicillin for sure?

Always fine w penicillin, but had extreme allergic reaction reaction to keflex! Does that mean I am now also allergic to penicillin for sure?

Not necessarily: While penicillin and Cephalexin (keflex) share some features, allergy to one does not necessarily to one mean that you are allergic to the other. See a board-certified allergist/immunologist to sort things out. ...Read more

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I have a serious allergy to penicillin and midazolam and the doctors said I should be careful of drugs, does this mean im allergic to drugs like weed?

I have a serious allergy to penicillin and midazolam and the doctors said I should be careful of drugs, does this mean im allergic to drugs like weed?

Allergy 2 penicillin: The allergy extends to any member of the penicillin class. Caution about using substances of unknown provenance is appropriate if your allergy is significant. One needs to be assured there are no penicillin related contaminants in the substances used. Weed is known to harbor many types of mold, a penicillium species might present in some plants. ...Read more

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If I got an allergic reaction from cephalexin, does that mean I am also allergic to penicillin?

If I got an allergic reaction from cephalexin, does that mean I am also allergic to penicillin?

No: There is indeed crossreactivity, but:
-if you are allergic to cephalosporins like cephalexin, and have had penicillin with no problem in the past, most patients can continue taking penicillin without problems.
-if you have not had penicillin since this reaction to cephalexin, you should see a physician who could to test you to penicillin, ideally an allergist. ...Read more

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I've been on penicillin for 3days now 4x a day for tooth abscess I'm starting to feel better does this mean the infection is under control?

I've been on penicillin for 3days now 4x a day for tooth abscess I'm starting to feel better does this mean the infection is under control?

NO: This means the infection is lessening but not gone. You must follow-through and get the treatment required to address the cause. Otherwise it will again worsen and you always run the risk of losing the tooth. Be wise and get the treatment needed. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is penicillin?

What is penicillin?

Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacteria became resistant to this great antibiotic.
Today we still use it to treat many different types of infection caused by bacteria sensitive to penicillin. ...Read more

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When does someone get penicillin?

When does someone get penicillin?

Penicillin: Is used to treat bacterial infections when the organism is susceptible to it. ...Read more

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Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Can you dink while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...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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What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

What drugs has penicillin resulted in?

Virtually all!: All modern antibiotics were developed based on the success of Penicillin, but they are not all considered the same class as penicillin. ...Read more

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Does taking penicillin affect my patch?

Type of patch: What type of patch are you using. Many medicines are administered via patch. ...Read more

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How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

How many penicillin 500 can I take daily?

Take as prescribed: Take your penicillin as prescribed by your doctor. The dose depends on the indication / what type of infection is being treated. ...Read more

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What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

What is penicillin usually prescribed for?

Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis. ...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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How long does penicillin stay in your system?

How long does penicillin stay in your system?

About 24 hours: Penicillin is an antibiotic with a short half-life, about four hours. If you take 500 mg at noon, 250 mg is still there at 4 pm, 125 mg at 8 pm, 62 mg at midnight, etc. ...Read more