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What Generation Of Penicillin Is Augmentin
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 more
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
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?
No allergy to penicillin after 14 day treatment. What are the chances of allergy to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
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 more
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?
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
Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...Read more
Penicillin: This antibiotic changed the world. Initially discovered by Dr. Fleming, from a mold contaminating his bacterial plates, to modern day drugs that save lives every day. It was discovered that 6-aminopenicillanic acid (6-APA) was an important building block for penicillin. This can be modified further to create different forms (such as amoxicillin, pipericillin etc) to best design drugs to kill germs ...Read more
Many: This medication may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting during the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these symptoms persist or become severe, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if an allergic reaction occurs while taking this medication. Symptoms include: difficulty breathing, skin rash, hives, itching. If you notice other effects not listed. ...Read more
Yes and No: To be allergic to a medication will restrict the use of that medication - that's the bad part. However, typically there are other medications that can be used if needed and if the one medication one os allergic to is really needed there are ways to administer that medication. ...Read more
No, but: Amoxicillin is usually prescribed three times a day and does not matter when you eat. Penicillin is normally prescribed orally 4 times a day an hour before you eat. So compliance is harder for penicllin and so Amoxicillin is easier to be in compliance with and thus would be more effective. ...Read more
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
Depends on reaction: True allergy to penicillin is actually rare, although many people mistakenly believe they are allergic to penicillin. If there is any doubt, there are skin testing protocols available that could answer the question. I would recommend seeing an allergist for this testing, and then possibly an oral challenge to penicillin if the skin tests are negative. ...Read more
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