Do you make test before penicillin is used?

  1. Do you make test before penicillin is used?
    Someone says that you doní-t test before penicillin is used. Is it true?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    No testing for allergies prior to Penicillin given.

    Rarely adult reported a rash as a child . Might test if Penicillian considered to be the drug of choice to administer.
  4. by   dawngloves
    Do you mean blood cultures to test for infection?
  5. by   Agnus
    Only test would be culture and sensitivity. You generally don't test for allergy to PCN, if that is what you mean.
  6. by   thisnurse
    We don't test for any allergies before we give a medicine. Do you test before you give Penicillin in your country?
  7. by   a-rose
    when Penicillin is considered to be the drug of choice to administer, do you doní-t test to the patient? I know that you didní-t test before a long time. And we didní-t too. But now we make testing when Penicillin is considered to be the drug of choice to administer, unless the patient has history of hypersensitivity to Penicillin. Make testing when we doní-t know whether penicillin can use on the patient. Of course, No testing for the patient with history of hypersensitivity.

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