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Does Ciprofloxacin Contain Sulfa
Nope: Penicillin and metronidazole (Flagyl®) are entirely different antibiotics. Neither one "contains" the other. If you may have had a penicillin allergy and now have been prescribed metronidazole, you need not worry. There is no increased risk of an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sulfates not sulfa: Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) contains sulfates. A patient history of allergic reaction to sulfa drugs should not exclude polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim) as a treatment. There seems to be no correlation between trimethoprim sulfate and sulfa sensitivity. However, one can be allergic to anything. Check with your treating doctor. ...Read more
Does Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) have sulfa. I am allergic to sulfa? Which one is better for UTI Keflex or Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is sulfa: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) contains a sulfonamide ("sulfa drug") called sulfamethoxazole. It needs to be avoided by people with sulfa allergy. Cephalexin (Keflex) is less reliable for UTI; many UTI bacteria are resistant to it. Ask your doctor about possible treatment with a quinolone like ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, and others. ...Read more
Are penicillins effective against gram-positive bacteria? Can't take sulfa, fluoroquinolones, or cephalosporins.
Penicillin are ok.: Penicillins are effective against gram + organism(G+), however you will need a culture to properly identify the bacteria.there is different type of penicillin base antibiotics and they can treat a variety of infections caused by(G+), such as otitis, pharyngitis, skin infection, etc. Again it will depend on the type of infection as well as the organism you are treating. Can also use tetracycline. ...Read more
Probably: The vast majority of sulfa drug allergic patients have problems with only sulfa antibiotics and typically not with other sulfa like medications. However, this is definitely something you should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Alcohol and meds: Some meds can interfere with the enzymes necessary to breakdown alcohol thereby leading to an increase in the amount of acetaldehyde that is produced. Conversely, alcohol is broken down by enzymes that are used to metabolize certain meds. And when present is large amounts can interfere with their breakdown leading to possible drug toxicity ...Read more
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