Should an allergy to E-mycin prevent me from getting the shingles vaccine?
If I am allergic to E-mycin, am I also allergic to neomycin? Should my allergy to E-mycin prevent m?
Question posted by Barb G. on 13 May 2010
Last updated on 9 July 2017
E-mycin (erythromycin) is a MACROLIDE antibiotic and Neomycin is an AMINOGLYCOSIDE antibiotic.
Even though they sound similar they are in no way related and you will not be allergic to Neomycin despite your e-mycin allergy.
If you are allergic to neomycin you should not receive the shingles vaccine. From the information you have given here it is safe for you to have the shingles vaccine.
Talk to your doctor if you are concerned.
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