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Can someone who is allergic to Penicillin take Azithromycin?

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If someone is allergic to Penicillin, can they take Azithromycin? What are the potential side affects?

Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  PK replied 8 years ago.


Yes, a person allergic to penicillin can take Azithromycin as it belongs to another class of antibiotics.

The side effects of this drug include diarrhea, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, soar throat.

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