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Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?

Is there a difference between sulfa and sulfur medications?

Yes: Many people have taken "sulfa" drugs (usually an antibiotic) and have had allergic reactions to them (usually hives). This does not mean they are allergic to all medications containing the element "sulfur." for example, you may be allergic to sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) but not to hydrochlorothiazide (a sulfur containing high blood pressure medication). ...Read more

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What to do if I'm allergic to sulfa in medications, so magic mushrooms have sulfa in them?

Psilocybin mushrooms: Psilocybin mushrooms have hallucinogenic effects. Whether they contain sulfa or not - they are still unsafe for health. ...Read more

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I am allergic to sulfa containing medications. I just bought a cough syrup (Torex-BR) and it has Terbutaline sulphate. Is this also sulfa?

I am allergic to sulfa containing medications. I just bought a cough syrup (Torex-BR) and it has Terbutaline sulphate. Is this also sulfa?

Check with pharmacy: SUlfa drugs are a class of drugs called sulfonimides, Terbutaline is not in that class, and the sulfate refers to a part of the terbutaline. Should be ok, but always best to check with the pharmacist, or you obstetrician. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If i'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Are either cefuroxime or novalgin sulfa based medications? If i'm allergic to amoxicillin would either of these cause problems?

Neither are sulfas: Novalgin is a pain reliever and cefuroximeis a cepholosporin antibiotic. If you are allergic to pcn you have @ 5% chance of being allergic to cefuroxime. ...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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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 toradol a sulfa drug?

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