Keywords: sulfonamide, antibiotic, cross-reactivity (PubMed Search)
There is minimal evidence of cross-reactivity between sulfonamide antibiotics and non-antibiotics [1-4]. Despite this, the U.S. FDA-approved product information for many non-antibiotic sulfonamide drugs contains warnings concerning possible cross-reactions.
Key Findings from a New Review Article :
Bottom line: You can feel safe prescribing furosemide, glyburide, and hydrochlorothiazide to your patient with an allergy to sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim.
Other blog reference on this topic: http://lifeinthefastlane.com/2011/04/sulfa-drug-discombobulation/
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