Does vigamox contain sulfa?
Yes, Lasix ( furosemide) does contain the compound sulfonamide in its molecular structure, so it has sulfa in it; however, it is usually considered to be a drug related to the sulfa drugs rather than a true sulfa drug. People who are allergic to sulfa may have a allergice reaction to Lasix but the chance is much smaller than to a true sulfa drug like an antibiotic in that family.
No, Ritalin is does not contain sulfa and does not even have a sulfur atom within its structure to form the basis of sulpha. There are a number of medications besides antibiotics which do contain sulpha groups and which should be avoided by people with such allergies, but Ritalin is not one of them.
If you are allergic to sulfa in some antibiotics, it's also important to know whether your asthma inhaler contains sulfa. Sulfa is NOT in all asthma inhalers. You can identify which inhalers have sulfa by looking at the ingredient leaflet for sulfate or any phrase using that word. Albuterol is one inhaler that contains sulfate. Make sure your physicians and pharmacist know you are allergic to drugs containing sulfa or sulfates.
no. According to my research, you can use Diprivan for patients with sulfa allergy because it doesn't contain sodium bisulfite. The generic form of Propofol does contain bisulfite in it. However, more recent generic Propofol contains benyl alcohol instead of bisulfite to reduce bacterial growth in the vial. Bottom line: Look at ingredients of Propofol before giving to sulfa allergic patients.
No doxycycline is not a sulfa containing compound, so you may take it safely if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. You should be aware, however, that doxycycline may cause photosensitivity, so you should wear appropriate clothing, or you may get easily sunburned or develop a rash if you are exposed to sunlight. Do not take this medication if you are or may be pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding. The pill form of doxycycline…
When patients ask about "sulfa" drugs they usually intend to say "sulfonamide moiety containing" drugs. Pseudoephedrine does not contain the sulfonamide moiety and therefore would be safe for a patient with sulfonamide allergy, for example. Any patient with an individual concern (including but not limited to allergy) about their ability to consume sulfonamide or "sulfa" drugs should speak with their doctor or pharmacist.