A sulfa allergy is when you have an allergic reaction to drugs that contain sulfa. About 3 percent of people prescribed sulfa antibiotics will have an adverse reaction to them, according to one review. However, it’s estimated that of those who have an adverse reaction, only 3 percent are true allergic reactions. That means that number of people who experience an allergic reaction to sulfa is extremely low. Sulfa allergies and sulfite allergies aren’t the same thing. Sulfites occur naturally, or are used as a preservative agent in some foods and drinks. Sulfa medications and sulfites found in food and drink aren’t related to each other. People who have a sulfa allergy can react to some medications that contain sulfa. Antibiotics containing chemicals called sulfonamides can trigger a reaction if you have a sulfa allergy. These antibiotics include combination drugs: An allergy to sulfonamide medications is different from having an adverse reaction to wine or food that contains sulfites. Having a reaction to sulfites in something you eat or drink doesn't mean you'll be allergic to sulfonamide medication. If you have HIV/AIDS, you may have an increased sensitivity to sulfonamide medications. Always tell your doctor about your sensitivities to medication. However, sulfa desensitization might be an option, especially if medication containing sulfamethoxazole is needed.
It is most commonly used to treat fungal infections of the mouth (thrush), esophagus (the tube that takes food from the throat to the stomach), lungs, urinary tract, and vagina (yeast infection). Fluconazole belongs to a group of medications known as antifungals. What other drugs could interact with this medication? Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication? What side effects are possible with this medication? It works by preventing the fungi that are causing infection from reproducing and the infection from continuing. The fungi then die off, causing the infection to clear. Fluconazole belongs to a group of medications known as antifungals. It is most commonly used to treat fungal infections of the mouth (thrush), esophagus (the tube that takes food from the throat to the stomach), lungs, urinary tract, and vagina (yeast infection). It works by preventing the fungi that are causing infection from reproducing and the infection from continuing. The fungi then die off, causing the infection to clear. It is also used to treat cryptopcoccal meningitis and prevent the recurrence of cryptococcal meningitis in people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and to decrease the risk of candidiasis infection in people undergoing bone marrow transplants who are treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here.
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