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If I can not take penicillin, is amoxicillin the same or do I need to avoid it?

I took penicillin when I was young and it made me sick. I am trying to find out if they are the same, or close, and should I take it or not?

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 15, 2019.

Official Answer


Yes, amoxicillin belongs to the penicillin class of antibiotics. You shouldn't take it if you are allergic to penicillin.

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