Agent Name

Penicillin

CAS Number

1406-05-9

Major Category

Other Uses

Category

Pharmaceuticals

Comments

Occupational asthma reported; [Malo] Allergic contact dermatitis, both immediate and delayed, have been reported in pharmaceutical, healthcare, and animal-care workers. Other sensitizing antibiotics in the penicillin family include benzyl pencillin (54836-26-8), ampicillin (69-53-4), cloxicillin (61-72-3), mezlocilin (51481-65-3), and pivampicillin (33817-20-8). [Kanerva, p. 1189-90]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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