Drug Allergies

A drug allergy is a symptom caused by an allergic reaction to a drug. A number of drugs, whether prescribed or purchased over the counter, can cause allergies. Rashes, hives, and fever are common symptoms of a drug allergy.

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Health
Drug Allergies

Can you use Gentamicin Sulfate Opthalmic Solution if you are allergic to Sulfa?

Yes; only penicillin group drugs must not be take, and gentamicin is not one of those.

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Drug Allergies
Painkillers
Demerol

Can you take tramadol if allergic to Demerol?

yes you should be just fine. unless you have several allergies to other narcotics like lortab etc.

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Migraine Headaches
Drug Allergies

Can migraine-like headaches or other allergy symptoms be a reaction to Aceslfame Potassium?

Reaction to Aceslfame PotassiumMigraines and other allergy symptoms have been experienced by others. Here are some of their stories:
  • I, too, am allergic to sulfa drugs. I have arthritis in my upper back and neck, and the doctors have diligently been trying different non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs to treat the arthritis. I have had about 15 bouts with an allergic reaction that causes (1) redness and itching in the neck area, spreading to the entire facial area, (2) severe headaches, (3) severe swelling in the eye areas, (4) eventual flaking of the skin in the affected areas as the swelling goes down. We kept thinking these reactions were the result of the Celebrex, Viox, etc. Then I took a steroid drug to get rid of the swelling and inflammation and then I didn't take any of the NSAID drugs for two weeks. During that time the whole thing started over again, so I began to suspect something else. I realized that this problem began when I started drinking Diet Cherry Coke as opposed to regular Diet Coke. I checked the labels on the two beverages, and the only difference is that the Diet Cherry Coke contains Acesulfame Potassium. So I am going back to my doctor to see if this could be the cause. I quit drinking the Diet Cherry Cokes, and my allergic reaction is beginning to clear up, but I will have to wait and see if it comes back again.
  • A couple of weeks ago on the day before my sister's wedding I, too, had a SEVERE reaction to what I believe to be from drinking Diet Cherry Coke.

Small, circular and sometimes spotted welts developed on my hands, and then a few days later on the sides of my thighs, and them over a course of 2 hours spread over my entire body (red, itchy, inflamed protutions of flesh). I didn't know what was wrong (and neither did my doctor). I had been drinking Diet Cherry Cokes and Diet Lime Cokes) over a period of a couple of weeks, and I guess the allergen had built up over time in my system.

What was I to do!? I was the maid of honor, and had to drive 7 hours with the groomsmen to the S.C. coast!! The night before leaving my doctor gave me a steroid shot, and a prescription for a 6 days of oral steroids. I was ALSO on Benedryl, Pepcid AC (!), and using topical medication. The shot was still taking affect the next day, and my swellings and rashes continued to spread up from my legs and to my chest, back, and eventullay to my nose and around my mouth. I looked in the mirror and was a horror of horrors. During the wedding rehearsal, I was given something that FINALLY caused the swelling to subside. What eventually helped me was simple-- (ALLEGRA)! Who would have known? If anyone else has had this reaction to Diet Cherry Coke, I'd appreciate knowing what helped them.

  • Absolutely! I have been drinking diet A&W Root Beer, and diet Pepsi, both of which contain acesulfame potassium. I have been having mild sulfa allergy symptons, such as severe itching. Even though the companies claim it is not the same form that causes sulfa allergies, it certainly causes a sulfa reaction to me! Stay away from all diet products with acesulfame potassium is you react to sulfa! Also, there is sulfa in celebrex, so if you are allergic to sulfa, stay away from Celebrex!
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Drug Allergies
Morphine

Can morphine cause hives?

Yes it can and does as the result of an allergic reaction.

source:i have them now xD

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Drug Allergies
Penicillin

Is levofloxacin a sulphur containing drug?

No. I am allergic to Sulpha drugs and I can take levofloxacin.

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Drug Allergies

Is sulfa in salbutamol?

Sulfate but no sulfite; they are quite different. Salbutamol (Albuterol Sulfate) is a rescue drug for asthma Sodium Metabisulfite, (the preservative) if inhaled would kill someone with asthma.

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Medication and Drugs
Antibiotics
Drug Allergies
Penicillin

If you are allergic to penicillin should you take doxaceylin?

Doxycycline is in the tetracycline family and is unrelated to penicillin. It is most likely fine for you to take. If you develop a rash, swelling lips, tongue, wheezing or closing of your airways, get to the ER immediately. These are signs of an allergic reaction to doxycycline.

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Medication and Drugs
Drug Allergies

How do I call in a prescription to a pharmacy?

First off, to "call in a prescription" you must be a valid Medical Doctor or representative. In the USA any Schedule 3 or above medication can be called in to a pharmacy. It would not be legal to disclose how to call one in, as you should know if you are able to.

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Conditions and Diseases
Drug Allergies

Will Triamcinolone Acetonide Ointment cause blisters?

yes, my wife have had allergic skin disease for a long time and she was tested by patch test and it's positive to budesonide which is in the same group as triamcinolone acetonide.

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Allergies
Head, Ears, and Nose
Medication and Drugs
Drug Allergies

Can sulfinyl cause the same type as a sulfa drug allergy?

Sulfinyl is a component of Prilosec. I have a sulfa allergy and unwittingly took a Prilosec. I had swelling in the mouth, lips, larnyx and bottom. So, I'd say sulfinyl can cause an allergic reaction in a person with a sulfa drug allergy. There was nothing else to explain it.

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Allergies
Head, Ears, and Nose
Obesity and Metabolism Disorders
Drug Allergies

Can a sulfa drug allergy cause obesity?

Not usually. Yes, definitely. Several drugs have the side effect of weight gain. Also, my definition of obesity can include edema. Edema can be caused by an adverse reaction. This happened to me along with some extremely scary adverse reactions.

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Medication and Drugs
Health
Tablets and Handheld Computers
Drug Allergies

What is dicyclomine 20 mg tablet?

This is Bentyl and is prescribed for abdominal cramping caused from Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other Bowel problems.

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Antibiotics
Drug Allergies
Penicillin

What is the shot to take if you are allergic to penicillin?

Generally the recommended treatment for anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) is epinepherine (also available in a ready-to-use syringe known as an Epi-pen) as the first step in treatment. If you carry and use an Epi-pen, the use should be followed up by a visit to the emergency room immediately for further treatment.

If you are asking what alternate antibiotic you could use if you are allergic to penicillin, that will be determined for each person and in each illness by the health care professional prescribing the antibiotics. It depends on what kind of infection it is and to which alternate antibiotics the bacteria causing the infection are sensitive.

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Antibiotics
Drug Allergies

Macrobid a sulfa drug?

Per my pharmacist, no it is not a sulfa drug!

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Antibiotics
Drug Allergies
Symptoms

What antibiotic is best for a chest infection?

Antibiotics used to treat chest infections are: azytromicin, clarythromycin,amoxicillin, levofloxacin, and ciprofloxacin.

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Medication and Drugs
Doctors
Drug Allergies
Aspirin
Painkillers
Anti-Inflammatories

Who should not take aspirin?

People who have anaphylactic reactions, obviously, should not take aspirin.

There are some people for whom aspirin causes difficulty breathing and asthma attacks. These people should also not take aspirin.

People with bleeding disorders, such as von Willebrand's disease may take aspirin under their doctor's counsel. People with other bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, probably should not take aspirin.

Children should never take aspirin, as aspirin use in children has been linked to Reye syndrome, which is deadly.

People with peptic ulcer disease should use aspirin with caution and only under their physician's direction. Likewise, people with history of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding should use aspirin cautiously, as aspirin may worsen or cause GI bleeding.

Pregnant women should not take aspirin, especially late in pregnancy, as it may cause closure of the ductus arteriosus and premature fetal death.

I'm sure there are many others, but this is all I can think of right now. I'll add more as I think it over.

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Drug Side Effects
Vitamins and Supplements
Drug Allergies

What are the negative side effects of casilan 90 the muscle builder?

I took it for about 5 years in the 80's-90's and found it the best protein supplement at the time. My gains went from good to massive in weeks and I had incredible energy after taking it.

It is said that milk protein is not good for the body, but my personal experience of it was very positive.

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Medication and Drugs
Fish
Drug Interactions
Antibiotics
Drug Allergies

Can you eat Salmon fish while taking antibiotics?

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Health
Antibiotics
Drug Allergies

Can you take cipro if allergic to sulfa?

Yes (unless you are also allergic to ciprofloxacin).

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Medication and Drugs
Drug Allergies
Drug Safety

What are the three types of prescription?

the three types of precription are: Violative prescription Erroneous prescription Impossible prescription

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Conditions and Diseases
Allergies
Head, Ears, and Nose
Medication and Drugs
Drug Allergies

Icd 9 code for a sulfa drug allergy?

V14.2

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Health
Medication and Drugs
Drug Allergies
Drugs and the Law
Muscle Relaxants

What is the worst drug in America?

Nicotine

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Conditions and Diseases
Rashes
Skin Disorders
Antibiotics
Drug Allergies
Amoxicillin

Can amox tr-k clv cause a rash?

my son has been on it for one week and woke up one morning covered with a serious rash from the medication. they tell me its from the meds

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Cold and Flu
Vaccinations
Drug Allergies

Can you get flu shot if you are allergic to sulfa drugs?

Many people can unless they have a severe sulfa drug allergy. Allergic reactions to the flu vaccines are very rare.

The amount of antibacterial agents left in flu vaccines from their being treated to prevent bacterial growth are only traces. Although, it is best to check with your doctor before getting a flu vaccination if you have a severe allergy to sulfonamides.

Some types of vaccines may be better than others for you. See the ingredient lists below. After speaking with your allergist or physician, if you still have any concerns, the clinician who will be giving you the injection can tell you if there is any potential problem from the vaccine they will be using, and they will not give it if there is any issue. You may want to call around after speaking to your doctor to find a location that has the brands of vaccines that do not contain sulfonamides. If you are getting the vaccination from your family doctor, just be sure to remind them of your allergy before they give it and they can monitor your reaction to the medication for a period after the vaccination to be sure there will be no need for treatment of a reaction. If you have a severe allergic reaction to sulfa drugs, then you should not take those vaccines containing sulfonamides.

The sulfonamide antibiotics used in the preparation of the flu vaccines are typically neomycin sulfate, gentamicin sulfate, and polymyxin. Two of the vaccines are available without these drugs: Fluzone and Flulaval.

The ingredients of each type of flu vaccine currently available in the US for the 2012 - 2013 flu season are:

Flulaval:

Thimerosal, α-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80, formaldehyde, sodium deoxycholate, ovalbumin

Fluzone: Standard, High-Dose, & Intradermal:

Formaldehyde, octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100), sodium phosphate, gelatin (standard formulation only), thimerosal (multi-dose vial only) , egg protein

Afluria:

Beta-propiolactone, thimerosol (multi-dose vials only), monobasic sodium phosphate, dibasic sodium phosphate, monobasic potassium phosphate, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, sodium taurodeoxycholate, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, egg protein

Fluarix:

Sodium deoxycholate, formaldehyde, octoxynol-10 (Triton X-100), α-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate, polysorbate 80 (Tween 80), hydrocortisone, gentamicin sulfate, ovalbumin

Fluvirin:

Nonylphenol ethoxylate, thimerosal (multidose vial-trace only in prefilled syringe), polymyxin, neomycin, beta-propiolactone, egg proteins

FluMist:

Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), monosodium glutamate, hydrolyzed porcine gelatin, arginine, sucrose, dibasic potassium phosphate, monobasic potassium phosphate, gentamicin sulfate, egg protein

See the related question below about flu vaccines and egg allergies.

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Drug Allergies
Penicillin

Can you take clindamycin if you are allergic to penicillin?

Yes. Clindamycin is not a penicillin-like antibiotic, so it may be used if allergic to penicillin. However, this does not mean you cannot be allergic to this drug also.

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