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If i'm allergic to penicillin can I take ceftin (cefuroxime)?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Probably

There's about a 15% chance that you'll be allergic to ceftin (cefuroxime).
If your penicillin allergy was life-threatening, you shouldn't take the risk, but if you just developed a rash, it's fine to try the ceftin (cefuroxime).

In brief: Probably

There's about a 15% chance that you'll be allergic to ceftin (cefuroxime).
If your penicillin allergy was life-threatening, you shouldn't take the risk, but if you just developed a rash, it's fine to try the ceftin (cefuroxime).
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