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Penicillin

05/26/2010

Question:

can you please give me a list of all medication with penicillen in it, i have a guest staying with me who is allergic to penicillen and i am afraid of giving him the wrong medication, can you help me understand this better

Answer:

It would be difficult to provide an inclusive list of penicillin type antibiotics, as there are many brand names for the various penicillins.  

A safer alternative may be to compile a list of medicines in the home and ask your local pharmacist to review for any penicillins.

Penicillins are antibiotics used to treat infection. Any antibiotics used by a penicillin allergy patient should be verified as being penicillin free.

I hope this is helpful for you.

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Response by:

Carmen M Hadley, RPh, CSPI
Former Clinical Instructor
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University