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Can I take cephalexin if I'm allergic to amoxicillin?

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chuck1957 23 Sep 2017

Lynash, here is a note from Keflex or Cephalexen that I copied from drugs .com you should doublecheck with your Pharmacist TODAY or call your doctor this allergy should have been in your chart in both places. Chuck1957 (((( Special Precautions

If you are allergic to penicillin-type antibiotics, alert your physician immediately. Some people who are sensitive to penicillin may also react to cephalexin.

Symptoms such as breathing difficulty, wheezing, sneezing, hives, itching, and skin rash require immediate emergency treatment.)))))

FMTaherDO 29 Sep 2017

Unless you go into anaphylaxis with penicillins, you should be ok taking cephalosporins. Current guidelines indicate not to take cephs if you have anaphylactic reactions to penicillins. Consult your physician for further information regarding if he will prescribe it, if you need an epipen etc.

chuck1957 29 Sep 2017

THANKS, A LOT, DOC; SOME OF THESE CAN GET A BIT TOUCHY FROM THESE DAYS TO YEARS AGO. HOPE YOU ARE DOING BETTER. iT IS A SLOW BUT EFFECTIVE ROAD AND ALL OF THIS CAN HAPPEN TO ALL OF US. HAVE A GOOD EVENING CHUCK1957

FMTaherDO 29 Sep 2017

No problemo Chuck. Hope you're doing well!

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