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Allergic To Sulfa
Sulfa vs Sulfate : "sulfa allergy" is a term used to describe adverse drug reactions to the antibiotic group sulfonamide, which include septra and bactrim. Sulfates and sulfites are commonly used as preservatives in foods. While both sulfonamides and sulfates contain a sulfur molecule, they are chemically different. Having an allergic reaction to sulfonamides is not associated with being allergic to sulfates. ...Read more
Sulfa vs. sulfite: Sulfa drugs include antibiotics [septra, bactrim, pediazole] some water pills, sulfonylurea diabetes medicines, celebrex. There are no related food allergies. More information here: http://allergies.About.Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfa_2.Htm sulfites are common preservatives in food and certain drugs. You can find more info here: http://allergies.About.Com/od/foodallergies/a/sulfites.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfur is not sulfa: Sulfur is an element that is part of many molecules. Sulfa is a term referring to a class of drugs, mostly antibiotics. Allergy sulfa drugs doesn't mean allergy to sulfur. Sulfur is not a commonly used medicine. ...Read more
Probably not.: Sulfa allergy doesn't increase likelihood of allergy to other meds. Most reactions to Codeine not allergic but side-effects of codeine/narcotics (gi upset, constipiation, sedation, itching, hives). Codeine directly causes histamine release without the participation of allergic antibodies. Also, sulfa allergy is only to sulfa antibiotics, not other types of sulfas, e.G diurectics, diabetes meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably nothing: "Approx 3% of population mounts allergic reaction to sulfonamide antibiotics,w/ the most common reaction being rash.Studies have failed to show any cross-sensitivity among the three different classes (which incl Topamax). However,patients w/ history of reacting to one class may simply be predisposed to allergic reactions to meds in general & thus monitoring may be warranted." http://bit.ly/1xUbLWt ...Read more
If I am allergic to sulfa can I take nitrofur mac? I was prescribed nitrofur mac 100mg but realized i probably couldnt take it because im allergic to sulfa. Need to know if i can.
Psilocybin mushrooms: Psilocybin mushrooms have hallucinogenic effects. Whether they contain sulfa or not - they are still unsafe for health. ...Read more
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