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If I am allergic to penicillin, can I safely take gentamicin? I have a heart murmur and do not want to use azithromycin any longer.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Antibiotics

You should discuss your antibiotic situation with your own doctor. Penicillin allergy doesn't cross with gentamicin.
Antibiotics have specific antimicrobial spectra and the 'right' antibiotic for the right bacteria needs to be chosen for the situation.

In brief: Antibiotics

You should discuss your antibiotic situation with your own doctor. Penicillin allergy doesn't cross with gentamicin.
Antibiotics have specific antimicrobial spectra and the 'right' antibiotic for the right bacteria needs to be chosen for the situation.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes you can, however it would be important for you to discuss the appropriate antibiotic with your physician.
Not all conditions that cause a murmur require antibiotics.

In brief: Yes

Yes you can, however it would be important for you to discuss the appropriate antibiotic with your physician.
Not all conditions that cause a murmur require antibiotics.
Dr. David Brouwer
Dr. David Brouwer
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