Do you have a penicillin allergy? 9 out of 10 patients with a penicillin-allergy record are not truly allergic when tested.
Penicillins are the recommended treatment for many infections.
Taking alternative antibiotics:
- may cause you more side-effects
- has contributed to the rise in antibiotic resistant bacteria
- can be more costly to the NHS
You can read more about the ALABAMA trial and see if your practice is taking part here: