Penicilloyl G (Penicillin G/Benzylpenicillin) Allergy Test
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About Our Penicilloyl G (Penicillin G/Benzylpenicillin) Allergy Test
Note: Fasting is not required for this test.
This IgE antibody allergy test uses a blood sample to determine if you are allergic to Penicillin G (also known as the antibiotic drug Benzylpenicillin or Penicilloyl G).
Penicillin G is a common antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections such as strep, staph, diphtheria, meningitis, gonorrhea, and syphilis. It is considered a natural penicillin and is typically administered via injection.
Common side effects of the penicillin injection include:
- Injection site pain
- Muscle spasms
- Mild skin reactions
- Joint pain
- Upset stomach
Similarly, symptoms of a penicillin g allergy include:
- Skin rash
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
Because of how similar the common side effects are to allergic reactions, it's easy to see why research shows that penicillin allergies are often over-reported. The belief in a penicillin allergy can lead to the use of less-effective and/or more expensive drugs. That's why it's so important to know for certain if you have an allergy to penicillin g or if you've merely experienced common side effects.
If you do have a penicillin g allergy, it may be best that you avoid all drugs within the immediate penicillin family, including amoxicillin, ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, and piperacillin-tazobactam.
Some of the risk factors that may make you more susceptible to having a penicillin allergy include:
- A history of allergies
- A family history of penicillin allergy
- Being exposed to high or prolonged doses of penicillin
- Having an auto-immune infection such as HIV or Epstein-Barr Virus
At HealthLabs.com, we offer a virtually pain-free blood test to check for allergies. With over 4,500 labs nationwide, you'll be sure to find one close to you!
Our process is simple:
- Order your test
- Visit a lab near you
- Receive results in 1 - 2 business days
With us, you don't need appointments, insurance, or paperwork, which are all a part of what make HealthLabs.com the best option for allergy tests!