Allergic To Penicillin - Can I Take Amoxicillin?

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juju Says:
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I was given something to counteract what I took when I overdosed and came up with hives. I've been told I now have an allergy to penicillin. Which was 16 years ago. Can I take amoxicillin as I have a throat infection?



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Juju! How are you?

Hives are the symptom of an allergy, not an overdose.

As to the Amoxicillin, there is a chance you may discover that you are also allergic to it, people allergic to one medication tend to eventually discover they are also allergic to some others. The FDA lists the possible signs of an allergic reaction as including nausea, severe dizziness, swelling, trouble breathing, rash and hives.

Is there anything else I can help with?

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Sharon Says:
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I had bad side effects when I took amoxicillin two years ago. Is it safe to take cephalexin?

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David Says:

Hello. I took two amoxicillin 500 mg tablets. I am allergic to penicillin and have a high fever, feeling disoriented. How long will it take me to get back to normal? Thank you.

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