Is metformin safe for someone allergic to sulpher?
- 24 Sep 2013 by needmoinfo
- 11 October 2017
A you're not allergic to sulpher, you're allergic to sulfonamides. There is a big difference. You can take metformin..
If you mean you are allergic to the antibiotic, it is sulfa (not sulpher-totally different chemical) short for sulfonomides ( a type of antibiotic) Metformin is not a sulfonomide.
It belongs to the drug class of non-sulfonylureas.
Yes, you can safely take Metformin if you are allergic to sulpha drugs.
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