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Hctz And Sulfa Allergy
If allergic to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Ceclor, is allergy to all sulfa drugs & cephalosporins assumed?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Can I take an otc antihistamine along with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and prednisone? It is not for allergic reaction from bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), just for pollen allergy
Yes: However, you may find that the prednisone (assuming you're using it for something else) helps more for the pollen allergy than antihistamine. If you are receiving treatment for chronic or worsening sinus pressure/infection, then I strongly recommend seeing an Allergist to get help in the future. Recurrent sinus infections will persist unless the allergy is addressed properly. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Although all stimulants cause a slight increase in blood pressure, the effect is relatively minor in most individuals. You should check with the doctor who is treating you hypertension, but an easy way to test is a pragmatic one: monitor your blood pressure several times a day off Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and then again at the same times on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If it remains in good control, you're fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can taking metronidazole and furosemide cause allergic reaction with a lot of itchiness and hives. No reaction while taking metronidazole alone?
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
What kind of allergy medicine can i take while taking, tribenzor (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and olmesartan) and losarten 100/50?
Allergy Meds Fine: There are no contraindications for taking these medications while on allergy medicine (like antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays). ...Read more
I'm allergic to nsaids including aspirin, and the antibiotic keflex. Also, taking beta blocker. Considering all this, is Monistat safe? Yeast infectn.
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
Very allergic to sulfa drugs, took 1 Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 800 in error. What should I do?
Antihistamine helps: In such a situation, one can take antihistamines such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec (all over-the-counter) and call her primary care doctor. What the doctor might do will likely depend on the type of reaction the patient has had in the past, how severe the reaction was, how fast the reaction happened, etc... Immediate, severe allergic reactions require an injection (EpiPen) and 911. ...Read more
Is polytrim eye drops ok for someone allergic to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) sulfa?
Depends: If you have a well documented history of an anaphylactic reaction to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and sulfa in the past (you could not breath and had to go to the er), it is better to choose a different eye drop as you can get a similar allergy with polytrim. In my experience, prior history of "allergy" may not be a true allergy. But tell the md who treated you to be on the same side. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm allergic to Erythromycin-anaphylaxis
Sulfa drugs- rash can I use polymyxin b sulfate eye drops?
Yes: Polymyxin is an effective anti-bacterial. You could use it without the allergies popping up as it has with others. However: are you sure you need this drop? It seems as if you are using an antibiotic for every eye inflammation, most of which are probably not bacterial. And in so doing you have sensitized yourself to antibiotics that you might need for an actual infection. ...Read more
Im allergic to penicillin and erythromycine, can I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
Yes but for what?: Yes. You can take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) as it is a sulfa drug and different class of drug from penicillin and erythromycin. The real question is for what condition do you want to take? Because the causative organisms for specific diseases may be virus, bacteria, fungus or parasite and the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is not a magic bullet for all. See your doctorwho would tailor the antibiotic according to organism & sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfa allergy?: Not all sulfas cross react. Sulfa antibiotics do not cross react with most other sulfa drugs. Of course you could develop a second allergy though it is unlikely. ...Read more
Cephalosporin rx: Older studies suggested that there was a 5-7% risk of having a reaction to a cephalosporin if you had a history of penicillin allergy. However, there have been recent studies indicating that the newer cephalosporins are structurally different enough that the risk of cross reaction is quite low, even eliminating the need to test for penicillin allergy prior to administering the cephalosporin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Penicillin allergy is usually secondary to either the beta-lactam components or the minor determinants. If you are found to be allergic (via skin testing) to the beta-lactam component then you are at risk for sensitization to all beta-lactam medications, including cephalosporins. Fortunately in the majority of people, this is not the case. You should consult with your local allergy specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take Tamil flu if I'm allegeric to sulfate products including bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?????
YES.: Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate, C16H28N2O8P), a pro-drug that converts in the body to oseltamivir carboxylate doesn't contain any sulfur or sulfate-containing substances .While you aren't much more likely than anyone else to have an allergic reaction, you are just as likely as anyone else to experience side effects. As with any Rx, appropriate use of Tamiflu is paramount. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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