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If I am allergic to penicillin can I take metronidazole?

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Marvell 23 Aug 2010

Yes, you can take metronidazole if you are allergic to penicillin. The structure of metronidazole does not contain the beta-lactam group present in penicillin, which is the likely reason for an allergic reaction to penicillin.

http://www.mcn.co.za/Medical_Treatment_Guidelines/penposter.pdf

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