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Allergies

Penicillin

03/11/2008

Question:

hi if i am allergic to pennicillin will I be safe taking amoxicillin?

Answer:

No, Amoxicillin is a penicillin-like medicine. If you are allergic to penicillin, you should not take any penicillin-like drugs. These are sometimes called Beta-lactams. Always ask you doctor if the medicine has penicillin and tell them you are allergic.

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Response by:

David  Hauswirth, MD David Hauswirth, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pulmonary, Allergy, Crtitical Care & Sleep
Pediatrics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University