2 doctors weighed in:
Is there sulfa in clindamycin, because I might be allergic?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sulfonamide
"sulfa" allergy is a misnomer. The proper term is sulfonamide allergy.
This poor precision of language has resulted in much confusion for patients and practitioners alike. In any case, even if you are allergic to sulfonamide antibiotics, clindamycin, a macrolide, is safe to take without risk of cross reaction.

In brief: Sulfonamide
"sulfa" allergy is a misnomer. The proper term is sulfonamide allergy.
This poor precision of language has resulted in much confusion for patients and practitioners alike. In any case, even if you are allergic to sulfonamide antibiotics, clindamycin, a macrolide, is safe to take without risk of cross reaction.
Dr. John Overholt
Dr. John Overholt
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified,
6M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors