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If I am on azithromycin for a cold can I take penicillin for an abcessed tooth?

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Anonymous 27 Mar 2011

Hello,

Interactions between your selected drugs

azithromycin ↔ penicillin
Applies to: azithromycin, penicillin
Although some in vitro data indicate synergism between macrolide antibiotics and penicillins, other in vitro data indicate antagonism. When these drugs are given together, neither has predictable therapeutic efficacy. Data are available for erythromycin, although theoretically this interaction could occur with any macrolide. Except for monitoring of the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy, no special precautions appear to be necessary.

Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with

azithromycin interacts with more than 100 other drugs.
penicillin interacts with more than 30 other drugs.

Interactions between your selected drugs and food

penicillin ↔ food
Applies to: penicillin
ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Certain penicillins may exhibit reduced gastrointestinal absorption in the presence of food. The therapeutic effect of the antimicrobial may be reduced.

MANAGEMENT: The interacting penicillin should be administered one hour before or two hours after meals. Penicillin V and amoxicillin are not affected by food and may be given without regard to meals.

https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/azithromycin.html

Take care.-

Anonymous 27 Mar 2011

Hi again,

I am not satisfied with the answer from the interaction check, I suggest you ask your Dr. or give your local Pharmacist a call.

All the best.-

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