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What is Ceclor and why am I allergic to it?

What is Ceclor and why am I allergic to it?

Ceclor: Ceclor is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is similar, though not exactly, in structure to penicillin antibiotics. There are many reasons you can be allergic to it, but it is simply the way your body is made. Avoid and use something else. ...Read more

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Cefaclor (Definition)

Cefaclor is a second generation cephalosporin which is a kind of cephalosporin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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Is cefaclor ok if you are allergic to penicilin?

Is cefaclor ok if you are allergic to penicilin?

Probably: Cefaclor belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins, which have a chemical structure similar, but different, to penicillin. Patients with penicillin allergy with react to the first generation of cephalosporins in roughly 10% of cases. However, the newer the cephalosporin, the less it cross-reacts with penicillin. Cefaclor is 2nd-generation, thus the risk should be lower. ...Read more

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What would happen if I were to ingest Ceclor if I am allergic to it?

What would happen if I were to ingest Ceclor if I am allergic to it?

Rash: The most likely reaction to Ceclor is what is commonly called a "serum sickness" type reaction characterized by rash, fever, joint pain and occasionally fever. ...Read more

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If allergic to Ceclor can I take penicillin?

If allergic to Ceclor can I take penicillin?

Probably, but..: It would be safer to get testing to penicillin before taking ceclor. On the other hand, if the reaction was that of joint ache, fatigue, fever etc from ceclor, it would be highly unlikely for you to react to penicillin. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to ceclor, can I take amoxicillin?

If I am allergic to ceclor, can I take amoxicillin?

Not a good idea: There has been cross over allergy reactions between Ceclor and amoxicillin. Contact your doctor before taking this medication. ...Read more

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I was allergic to ceclor as a baby I am 27 and was prescribed penicillin. Is it ok to take it? My pharmacist seemed worried so now I am scared

I was allergic to ceclor as a baby I am 27 and was prescribed penicillin. Is it ok to take it? My pharmacist seemed worried so now I am scared

Pharmacist is right: To be extra cautious, you can still not be allergic to penicillin, or even ceclor, as with some people drug allergies wane with time, even if it was a true allergic reaction, but most of the time it is just a rash, ceclor is known for it, or viral rash. At any rate, kindly ask your prescriber for an alternative, if none, and it is an absolute necessity, see an allergist for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to Ceclor but not penicillin would it be alright to take amoxicillin?

If I'm allergic to Ceclor but not penicillin would it be alright to take amoxicillin?

Cross-reactivity: Patients with true allergy to cephalosporins have less than a 3% chance of reaction to penicillins and less than 0.5% of those will have a serious reaction. The reality is that if you take Amoxicillin you should remain in the doctor's office for 30 mins. To insure that you will not have a serious reaction and if you do that you can be treated effectively. ...Read more

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I have been taking Flonase for two days and have since broken out in hives. I am allergic to ceclor. What shld I do? Other medicines I shld worry abt 

I have been taking Flonase for two days and have since broken out in hives. I am allergic to ceclor. What shld I do? Other medicines I shld worry abt 

Hives: The Flonase is probably for allergic rhinitis. Have u ever had hives before? If not, then stop the Flonase and see if the hives go away. Then restart the Flonase after the hives are completely gone for 1 week. If the hives recur, then u know it is the flonase. If the hives stay or u have had them before, it is probably something else. You could also try some otc oral antihistamines for the hives. ...Read more

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Should I get a flu shot? I'm allergic to penicillin and ceclor...Does that matter?

Should I get a flu shot? I'm allergic to penicillin and ceclor...Does that matter?

Get the flu shot: Antibiotic allergies do not preclude one from getting the flu shot. Similarly, egg allergy does not preclude one from getting the flu shot. If you are egg allergic discuss with your allergists how the get the flu shot. There are published guidelines on how to administer the flu vaccine in the patient who is egg allergic. The previous suggestions that egg allergy precludes flu shot is not correct. ...Read more

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Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor. Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Group b strep positive and allergic to ceclor. Will I be able to take penicillin during labor?

Probably not: When a woman is allergic to penicillins and has group b strep, she should be tested during pregnancy to see what other antibiotics her gbs is sensitive to. That way, they will know what antibiotic to treat you with when you are in labor. ...Read more

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Allergic to ceclor, sulfa as a baby. Recently prescribed amox-severe reaction. Could it just be allergy or something else? HIV? Tested-7mos post risk

Most likeltyPenicill: Celcor is a cephalosporin and it shares a chemical structure similar to penicillin (Ampicillin and Amoxicillin are penicillins). You can be allergic to both Ceclor and penicillin
However, not seeing or having a better description of the reaction you had, makes my answer above not conclusive ...Read more

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If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?

Only if true allergy: Often, a side effect to a particular drug may by mistaken as an allergic reaction to a drug. If what you have experienced is a true allergic reaction, then you should avoid these types of drugs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ceclor allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ceclor allergy?

Ceclor allergy?: Ceclor (Cefaclor) is an antibacterial medication that is used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cefaclor allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cefaclor allergy?

Cefaclor allergy: Cefaclor is a second-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. Symptoms of Cefaclor allergy may include: Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Can you take cefaclor if you have a penicillin allergy?

See below: Depends on your pcn allergy
2-3 % cross allergy
usually ok
be careful if you have a bad reaction to pcn. ...Read more

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34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

34 year-old woman with a 2-year history of recurrent rashes of small areas of itchy little papules, on the legs and then arms, despite treatment.....?

See Derm: YOu need to consult a skin specialist who may consider doing a skin biopsy to find out the cause if possible. Even if the cause may not be found, there are usually effective treatments. In the meanwhile, try applying skin moisturizer at least 1x daily ...Read more

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I'm alergic to pennicilin and ceclor. Can I still take hydroxycut?

I'm alergic to pennicilin and ceclor. Can I still take hydroxycut?

No one should: There were some real safety issues with the formula before 2009, reported to fda; -associated with liver problems; some people needed liver transplants. Also muscle porblems. Reformulated but co. Hasn't produced good data re: safety, effectiveness. There are other, safer, better methods for long-term weight loss and maintenance of weight loss. ...Read more

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Possible to have an allergic reaction to Ceclor and amoxicillin?

Possible to have an allergic reaction to Ceclor and amoxicillin?

Yes: Allergies to penicillins (including amoxicillin) are more common than allergies to cephalosporins (including ceclor), but you can be allergic to either or both. A small percentage of people who have penicillin allergies are also allergic to cephalosporins. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take cefaclor if I am alergic to other antibiotics?

Is it safe to take cefaclor if I am alergic to other antibiotics?

Maybe: If you are allergic to penicillins or to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins you should talk to your doctor before taking cefaclor. ...Read more

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My vagina is really itchy and im taking an antibiotic cefaclor. Is this an allergic reaction?

My vagina is really itchy and im taking an antibiotic cefaclor. Is this an allergic reaction?

Yeast infection: The antibiotic could possibly be causing the normal, protective bacteria in the vagina to be overcome which could cause yeast to develop. It is not uncommon to prescribe an anti-yeast medicine to patients when they are exposed to antibiotics in order to prevent the overgrowth and symptoms (itching) from yeast. ...Read more

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How should I take cefaclor?

How should I take cefaclor?

With food: Regular Cefaclor is usually taken three times a day, extended release is taken twice a day. Both should be taken with food. ...Read more

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Cefaclor capsules 500 mg is used for?

Antibiotic: Cefaclor is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of different bacterial infections. It's not only used to treat uti's, but skin infections, ear infections and pneumonia. ...Read more

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Anyone know the shelf life of cefaclor?

On the bottle: The bottle should indicate the expiration date. Cefaclor tablets or capsules should be stored in cool dry conditions. Cefaclor liquid should be refrigerated. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Ceclor medicine?

What are the side effects of taking Ceclor medicine?

Side effects ceclor: Most common side effect is allergic rash with itching, joint pais or anaphylaxis which is an emergency. Other side effects are gastrointestinal, like abdominal cramps, nausea&vomiting &diarrhea, liver toxicity with elevated liver enzymes, decrease in white cells, platlets, eosinophilia and aplastic anemia and hemolytic anemia. Toxic epidermal necrolysis, interstitial nephritis. Confusion, hallucinations. ...Read more

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Can I use the cefaclor (liquid) after the expiration date?

Can I use the cefaclor (liquid) after the expiration date?

Shouldn't: Antibiotics have expiration dates because past those dates the drug may deteriorate and no longer be effective. You should get a new prescription from your doctor if you need one. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin in the Ceclor family?

No: Amoxicillin is a type of penicillin. Ceclor is a type of cephalosporin. Penicillins and cephalosporins are both beta-lactam antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will cefaclor cause you to retain water?

Will cefaclor cause you to retain water?

Cefaclor: Not to my knowledge. It can however cause diarrhea. ...Read more