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WHY GET TESTED?

About 3.5 million Canadians believe they are allergic to Penicillin or Amoxicillin but studies show that more than 95% of people tested are not actually allergic and 80% grow out of it after 10 years.

Having a Penicillin, Amoxicillin, or Sulfa/Septra allergy on your medical chart leads to...

  • Use of more expensive antibiotics and prescriptions

  • More side effects (such as diarrhea)

  • Longer stays in hospital

  • Higher chance of wound infection after surgery

  • More antibiotic resistance 

  • Higher chance of C-section

 

For these reasons it is now recommended that ALL Canadians who believe they are allergic to Penicillin or Amoxicillin get allergy testing done.

Who can benefit the most from Penicillin and Amoxicillin allergy testing?

Who can benefit the most from Sulfa/Septra allergy testing?

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