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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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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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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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