Can You Be Allergic to Ceclor for Hepatitis B?

  • Medical Editor: William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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In October, I received my first Hepatitis B shot of three. Note I had no allergic reactions to it. The second shot I received in November, just after I finished a Ceclor prescription for a throat infection. After this I experienced skin rash and itching on my body. This lasted for about two weeks. A week before the third shot in April I got an ear infection and a throat infection. The Doctor prescribed Ceclor. I finished the Ceclor in April and received my Hepatitis B shot on the Tuesday. Am I allergic to Ceclor or the combination of the medicines? I have taken Ceclor before with no side effects, but that was a couple of years ago. I appreciate your consideration of my question.

Doctor's response

It is more likely for allergy to occur to Ceclor although rash associated with hepatitis B vaccine has been reported. (It is very uncommon.)

Thank you for your question.

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Reviewed on 1/11/2018