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Is there penicillin in cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy.

In brief: No

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy.
Dr. Sean McGhee
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Penicillin and cipro (ciprofloxacin)

No . Penicillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone.
They are in two separate families and do not cross react. Some people react to a lot of antibiotics however, and can be allergic to both.

In brief: Penicillin and cipro (ciprofloxacin)

No . Penicillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a fluoroquinolone.
They are in two separate families and do not cross react. Some people react to a lot of antibiotics however, and can be allergic to both.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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