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Can you tell me what to do if I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm allergic to pinicillin?

Can you tell me what to do if I took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and I'm allergic to pinicillin?

See your doctor: Vast majority of people that were told they are allergic to penicillin (PCN) are really not. Most true allergies to PCN resolve after 10 years or so. Likely you will be fine. But, you should follow up with your doctor to make sure. Also, an allergist can verify PCN allergy by special testing. If you develop trouble breathing, hives, or vomiting, call 911 and get seen right away. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin And Clavulanate (Definition)

Is a fixed combination of the pencillin class medication Amoxicillin with a compound that inhibits bacterial betalactamase expanding the ...Read more


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Can I take augumentin penicillin antibiotic for bladder infection if I have gilbert's disease? Total bilirubin stays between 2-5.0.

Can I take augumentin penicillin antibiotic for bladder infection if I have gilbert's disease? Total bilirubin stays between 2-5.0.

Sure: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is one of the modt common antibiotic implicated in drug induced liver injury. However, the incidence of liver injury from augmention is very rare. I am not aware of any data that support increased risk of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) in patients with gilbert' s syndrome. ...Read more

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If a child doesn t have penicillin allergy and when he took augmantin 400 he had skin redness on neck can he took amoxicillin 250?

If a child doesn t have penicillin allergy and when he took augmantin 400 he had skin redness on neck can he took amoxicillin 250?

Might not: If it was true penicillin allergy and your child develops skin rashes to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) he should not take amoxicillin, a synthetic penicillin. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains Amoxicillin and clavulanate. However, most of the time, childhood penicillin allergy is not true allergy. A viral exanthem might occur at the same time that the child takes penicillin. An allergist can help you figure this out. ...Read more

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Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?

Would the older or newer generation of cephalosporins antibiotics be more likely to cause anaphylaxis in patients severely allergic to penicillin?

See below: Persons with type 1 immediate hypersensity to penicillin antibiotics should generally avoid taking cephalosporin antibiotics because of the low but real risk of cross allergenicity. Safe alternative antibiotics include vancomycin, septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) macrolides, tetracyclines, aztreonam, clindamycin, zyvox, quinolones etc. ...Read more

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How quicky would I get a reaction to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after taking it, not sure if I ever took penicillin before and concerned?

How quicky would I get a reaction to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) after taking it, not sure if I ever took penicillin before and concerned?

Depends: The type of hypersensitivity reaction you get will vary. If immediate, more severe. If delayed hypersensitivity it may even occur some time after completion of the therapy. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Can you take penicillin if an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

Unlikely....: Depending on the type of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reaction you had that was described as an "allergy"; if it's a true "allergy", then you can't take penicillin since Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) contains amoxicillin, which is a class variant. ...Read more

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Can you take penicillin if you have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy?

No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a combination of Amoxicillin and clavulinic acid. If you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), (amoxicillin and clavulanate) it most likely means you have an allergy to penicillin. Your physician will know this and prescribe another non-related antibiotic. Do not take penicillin if you are certain you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, should I take penicillin or clavulanate?

Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin (a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) both of these should be avoided. A proper evaluation needs to be undertaken to clarify this allergy and what medicines to avoid. ...Read more

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I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rask?

I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rask?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): This is a brand name for a drug which contains Amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. Amoxicillin is a derivative of penicillin and is 100% cross-allergenic. Be very careful and if you get worse see a doctor asap - and hopefully not the same one who gave this to you if they knew you were penicillin allegic. ...Read more

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I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rash?

I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rash?

Not surprising-: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) has two drugs in it- Amoxicillin and clavulanate. Amoxicillin is similar in molecular structure to penicillin (both contain a "beta-lactam ring"). Therefore there is a high probability of cross reactivity. ...Read more

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My husband has an alergy to penicillin I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can he have a reaction to it if we have sex?

My husband has an alergy to penicillin I am on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) can he have a reaction to it if we have sex?

No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) also known as Amoxicillin-Clavulinic acid is a form of penicillin but the fact you are ingesting is and interacting with your husband should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), penicillin "G"? Ty

I am allergic to penicillin G per the blood test. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) caused the reaction. Is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate), penicillin "G"? Ty

Similar: The amoxicillin in Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and Penicillin share a common core structure and thus people allergic to Penicillin are almost always allergic to amoxicillin. On the other hand, not all people reacting to amoxicillin are allergic to penicillin when the reaction is a skin rash. ...Read more

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I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy. How does it work? Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen (epinephrine)?

I may need cephalosporin therapy with a suspected penicillin allergy. How does it work? Do I take a 3rd generation by mouth and sit in an ER waiting room with a buddy and an epipen (epinephrine)?

Penicillin allergy: Among all patients reporting penicillin allergy, 85 to 90% will tolerate a penicillin, either because they were never allergic or because they had an earlier allergy that subsequently resolved. Among penicillin skin test-positive patients, approximately 2% will react to a cephalosporin. ...Read more

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Tried trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin and cephalexin for uti. Nothing has worked so far. I'm allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and penicillin- what else can I try?

Tried trimethoprim, nitrofurantoin and cephalexin for uti. Nothing has worked so far. I'm allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and penicillin- what else can I try?

Infectious dis doc: First the problem may be from inflammation and not infection. 2nd the organ may not be sensitive to these antibiiotics 3rd there may be obstruction or a stone somewhere along the urinary tract. You need to see an infectiious disease and/or urology specialist. ...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

Augmentin (Definition)

Amoxicillin/clavulanate is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more