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What Generation Of Penicillin Is Augmentin
Penicillin based Abx: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is an antibiotic based on the original penicillin molecule with some added features that help it bypass various forms of germ resistance. The features also allow it to stay in the system longer and provide broader kill power than the original drug. ...Read more
No/very similar: Amoxicillin and Ampicillin are not the same but they are very similar. Amoxicillin and Ampicillin have an identical bacterial spectrum of activity. Amoxicillin is absorbed better when given by mouth. Ampicillin is available in IV and oral form while Amoxicillin is only given orally. ...Read more
875 mg: Most common dosage is 875 every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours. ...Read more
Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): Depending on the severity of the scalp carbuncles, any other health conditions you have, a reasonable dose could be 500 mg three times a day or 875 mg two times a day. This is just a normal dose range for your age and condition. Other conditions you might have may not make the dose above appropriate for you. ...Read more
No allergy to penicillin after 14 day treatment. What are the chances of allergy to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
What are the alternatives if one is allergic to amoxillin, ampicillin, erythromycin and clindamycin?
See below: It depends on the type of penicillin allergy. If just a rash you can take cephalosporins like keflex. If hives, throat swelling or anaphylaxis you cannot take them. Erythromycin frequently causes nausea and vomiting-not an allergy. If this is the reaction you can take zithromax. In any case you can take Doxycycline trimethoprim/ sulfamethoxazole(septra/bactrim) or levoquin, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Hello. Since November 15, I have been placed on penicillin, Tessalon pearls, and currently Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). My condition remains the same.
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
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
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
I took penicillin but I have an augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) allergy, and now have rash?
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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