What If My Child Is Allergic to Penicillin?
Pediazole® is a brand-name combination of erythromycin and sulfisoxazole. It can be used if a child is allergic to penicillin. Side effects may include some abdominal cramping and discomfort, and infrequently: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If any rash develops, discontinue the use of the drug.
Despite the number of antibiotics for ear infections, the FDA is concerned about the growth of increasing numbers of bacteria resistant to antibiotics. One way for parents to combat bacterial resistance is to be vigilant in giving each dose on schedule. Skipping or delaying doses can encourage resistant bacteria to develop.