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Can Azithromycin be taken when allergic to sulfa?

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Dr. Chobufo Ditah

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Posted on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: My mom is allergic to sulfa drugs and penicillin. Can she take azithromycin 250 mg tablet safely?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes, she can!

Detailed Answer:
HI and thanks for this query.

Yes, she can take azithromycin safely with no fears if she is allergic to sulfas and penicillins. This is a completely different class of medication with minimal cross allergies between these classes of antibiotics.

I wish her well. Keep me posted. If you have further worries, I am readily and willingly available to address them.
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