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Q: Can I take azithromycin (z-pack) if allergic to penicillin?

Can I take azithromycin if I'm allergic to penicillin?

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
1/11/11 12:07pm

Azithromycin does not contain penicillin.  At least one study I read found that patients who were allergic to penicillin did not have any reaction when taking azithromycin.

 

If you do have interactions, please be sure to come back and let us know.

 

Karen

 

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