If allergic to sulfa can one take quinine sulfate?
Question posted by mgmcgill on 15 Aug 2013
Last updated on 15 August 2013 by DzooBaby
Sulfa (sometimes spelled sulpha) is an abbreviated word for a group of antibiotic drugs called sulfonomides (or sulphonomides). Sulfonomides are in no way chemically related to sulfer or sulfer salts, sulfates or sulfites and therefore sulfates/sulfites/sulfer do not cause the same hypersensitivity reactions that sulfonomides (sulfas) do. If you are allergic to sulfa, it is ok to take sulfates/sulfites (sulphates/sulphites) because they are not chemically related.
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