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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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