Sulpha

What is Sulpha?

Sulfonamide or sulphonamide is the basis of several groups of drugs. The original antibacterial sulfonamides (sometimes called sulfa drugs or sulpha drugs) are synthetic antimicrobial agents that contain the sulfonamide group. Some sulfonamides are also devoid of antibacterial activity, e.g., the anticonvulsant sultiame. The sulfonylureas and thiazide diuretics are newer drug groups based on the antibacterial sulfonamides.

Allergies to sulfonamide are common, hence medications containing sulfonamides are prescribed carefully. It is important to make a distinction between sulfa drugs and other sulfur-containing drugs and additives, such as sulfates and sulfites, which are chemically unrelated to the sulfonamide group, and do not cause the same hypersensitivity reactions seen in the sulfonamides.

Because sulfonamides displace bilirubin from albumin, kernicterus (brain damage due to excess bilirubin) is an important potential side effect of sulfonamide use.

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Is Cefadrox 500mg allowed for a person who has sulpha allergy?

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Yes can be given.

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Cefadrox is Cephalosporin...

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Please tell me if bromfed dm 30 cough syrup can be given to a person who is allergic to pencillin, sulpha snd...

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yes, it can be given

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Bromfed DM is an antihistamine cough syrup. Yes, it can be given to a person who is...

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I was diagnosed with SJS after taking 1 Bactrim tablet one week ago today. I am on a 16 day course of steroids(prednisone) totalling 540mgs (60mg...

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Avoid sulpha drugs

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Stevens-Johnson syndrome, also called SJS, is a rare but...

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