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Is toradol a sulfa drug?

Toradol: Toradol is in in the family of heterocyclic Acetic Acid derivatives. It's not a sulfa drug.

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Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug?

Is barium sulfate a sulfa drug?

No: There does not appear to be any reason for people with sulfa or sulfite allergies to avoid medications that contain a sulfate salt such as barium sulfate. Here is the web page: http://allergies. About. Com/od/medicationallergies/a/sulfahub. Htm.

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Is there sulfa drug in clindamycin?

Is there sulfa drug in clindamycin?

Different antibiotic: The sulfa antibiotics and Clindamycin are different classes of antibiotic and should not cross react in regard to drug allergies.

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I'm on a drug except anti-histamines. I can never take those or any type of sulfa drug. So any suggestions?

I'm on a drug except anti-histamines. I can never take those or any type of sulfa drug. So any suggestions?

If you let us: Know what the condition is - we may be able to make some suggestions. Please clarify and re-ask question.

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Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug allergy?

Can you take bactroban (mupirocin) if you have a sulfa drug allergy?

Yes: Bactroban (mupirocin) is a topical medication for treating skin infections. If you have an allergy to sulfa antibiotics, you should not have a problem with bactroban (mupirocin) which is not absorbed into your system and should not cause an allergic reaction in those with a sulfa antibiotic (which is absorbed).

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I am taking ferrous sulfa. Drug 3x daily, and it says to take on an empty stomach. After I take this drug, how long later can I eat? I am anemic.

Ferrous sulfate: This is best absorbed from an acid stomach environment. Take ferrous sulfate on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Avoid taking antacids or antibiotics within 2 hours before or after taking ferrous sulfate, and you can probably eat at about the same time.

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Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?

Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?

7-10 days?: It depends on several factors. Are you still using the nystatin? Are you using a steroid inhaler? Are you done with the antibiotic? If you are not using a steroid and you are done with the antibiotic then you should get better quicker.

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What is benefit of unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) antibiotic but no response?

What is benefit of unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) antibiotic but no response?

None.: If there is no response there is no benefit. Seems like an unusual question since failure to respond to unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) should be a pretty clinically significant event.

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When my son was little, he took some antibiotic called unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam). Is that a penicillin?

When my son was little, he took some antibiotic called unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam). Is that a penicillin?

Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam): Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) is an antibiotic that combines a type of penicillin (called ampicillin) with sulbactam. This drug was developed to deal with bacteria that destroy part of the penicillin chemical structure, thus making these bacteria immune to the antibiotic. The sulbactam inactivates the bacterial resistance, allowing the penicillin portion to be effective.

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I went to a prof and he prescribed unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) 6 tablet single dosage for any type of bacteria including gonorrhea. Is it okay please help!

I went to a prof and he prescribed unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) 6 tablet single dosage for any type of bacteria including gonorrhea. Is it okay please help!

Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) not for GC: Nope. Given that there is now a drug-resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping the western hemisphere unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) is not an appropriate treatment for gonorrhea, and I believe not for chlamydia either. I would get you to a doctor that is up to date on stds and such more appropriate to your choices and experience.

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What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

What foods and products should be avoided by someone who is allergic to sulfa drugs?

Sulfa vs. Sulfite: Sulfa drugs include antibiotics [septra, bactrim, pediazole] some water pills, sulfonylurea diabetes medicines, celebrex (celecoxib). 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.

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Is pen vk 500 mg ok to take if allergic to sulfa drugs?

Yes: Pencillin is a complete different class of drug than sulfa drugs. There is no clinically relevant cross-reactivity.

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