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I am allergic to penicillin and I have been prescribed 250 mg of cefuroxime axetil can I take it?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Approximately 16% of individuals with true penicillin allergies will have a cross reactivity with cephalosporin antibiotics, like Cefuroxime axetil.
Best to discuss with your prescribing doctor whether or not he or she believes you have a true allergy to penicillin vs. A side effect reaction to penicillin.

In brief: Possibly

Approximately 16% of individuals with true penicillin allergies will have a cross reactivity with cephalosporin antibiotics, like Cefuroxime axetil.
Best to discuss with your prescribing doctor whether or not he or she believes you have a true allergy to penicillin vs. A side effect reaction to penicillin.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cross sensitivity

Officially 10% of penicillin allergic people are also allergic to cephalosporins.
Check back with prescribing physician to verify use.

In brief: Cross sensitivity

Officially 10% of penicillin allergic people are also allergic to cephalosporins.
Check back with prescribing physician to verify use.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
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