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Is Unasyn A Sulfa Drug
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. ...Read more
No: Ciprofloxacin belongs to a group of antibiotics called quinolones. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
How long do I wait to tan after stopping a sulfa drug? I took last one yesterday at 8:30am can I tan after 3:00 today
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). ...Read more
Is sulfasalazine considered a sulfa drug? Why would my rheumatologist prescribe it for me when I have lupus?
It does not treat: Lupus! Check what it is used for on the web. Talk to your doctor, you possibly may have been misunderstood! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??
Sulfa drug for bladder infection. Then oral thrush with nystatin. White patches gone but mouth /tongue still burning feeling. How long until better?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
3 days on IV antibiotics for abcessed tooth and on 1st day of taking Unasyn (ampicillin and sulbactam) (still for the tooth). Can I drink alcohol yet?
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. ...Read more
Yes: Pencillin is a complete different class of drug than sulfa drugs. There is no clinically relevant cross-reactivity. ...Read more
Yes: Thimerosal is a mercury based preservative. Sulfas are sulfonamide based antibiotics. The two don't cross react, but thimerosal may be used as a preservative in topical solutions of antibiotics, including sulfas. If a person has an allergic reaction to a compound with both ingredients, then the doctor has the task of deciding which or both caused the reaction. But this would be quite unusual. ...Read more
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
Sulfa & Codeine:
Hello. You shouldn't have problems with taking codeine just because you have an allergy to sulfa. If you take a dose of codeine BY ITSELF and experience an allergic reaction, it would be unrelated to sulfa.
As for codeine and opioids in general, they aren't recommended to be used long term for migraines pain mgmt. This class of meds carries long term side effects which you will want to avoid. ...Read more
Yes: There is no contrainfication to take it, the medications do not corss react. ...Read more
Epsom: Salts contain magnesium sulfate, which is different from the sulfonamides, which make up the composition of sulfa drugs. So there should be no problem using Epsom Salts in the presence of sulfa drug allergy. ...Read more
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
Yes: Totally unrelated molecules so it's ok.Get a more detailed answer ›