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

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on April 15, 2019.

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?

Official Answer

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

For more information visit: https://www.drugs.com/mcd/penicillin-allergy

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