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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. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Ampicillin And Sulbactam (Definition)

Ampicillin/sulbactam is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Is sulfasalazine considered a sulfa drug? Why would my rheumatologist prescribe it for me when I have lupus?

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

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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. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

OK: Ibuprofen is not a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs but you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you should be OK taking over-the-counter ibuprofen. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sulfa drugs if I'm allergic to thimerosal?

Is it safe to take sulfa drugs if I'm allergic to thimerosal?

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

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If I'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could I be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

If I'm allergic to sulfa drugs, could I be allergic to sodium cetostearyl sulphate?

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

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If I am allergi to sulfa drugs and can take imitrex (sumatriptan) can I take codiene?

If I am allergi to sulfa drugs and can take imitrex (sumatriptan) can I take codiene?

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

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If I am allergic to Sulfa Drugs, can I still use epsom salts?

If I am allergic to Sulfa Drugs, can I still use epsom salts?

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

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What would happen if I took topomax if I'm allergic to sulfa drugs?

What would happen if I took topomax if I'm allergic to sulfa drugs?

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

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Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

Is there a black box warning re: taking sulfa drugs with Paxil (paroxetine) cr?

No black box warning: No "black box warning" about sulfa drugs with paxil (paroxetine). It can inhibit many of the liver isoenzymes that metabolize other drugs, but there isn't a problem with sulfa drugs. ...Read more

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Can an allergist do testing to see if you are allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs?

Can an allergist do testing to see if you are allergic to penicillin and sulfa drugs?

Yes: There are good, validated tests to penicillin. There are no commercially available tests to sulfonamides, but skin testing +/- oral challenge is still feasible. You should check with your allergist first. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Unasyn (Definition)

Unasyn is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more