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Allergic to pencillin. Having ear infection. Could I take minocycline?

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I'm allergic to pencillin/amoxcillin can I take minocycline? I have an ear infection would that be ok to take?
Posted Thu, 3 Oct 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 24 minutes later
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Dear patient,

Thanks for the query, minocycline is an effectivem synthetic tetracycline that would be safe for a patient with allergies to penicillins and derivates. As long as you don't have a prior history of allergies to tetracyclines it should be OK.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
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