Head over to this page: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/lupus/2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)3. Email us anytime at [email protected] I was dx in August with Lupus and my Rheumy said she was afraid to start me on Plaquenil since I had a bad reaction to a Sulfa antibiotic I took and the same reaction when a Dr gave me Lasix. I think I'm going to tell my Rheumy that I at least want to try Plaquenil and take the risk (I only got a really red rash that looked like measles when I had the reaction).thanks, Robin I have a sulfa allergy, and have taken Plaquenil for 4 years without any adverse effects. I read that the sulfa in Plaquenil is different from those in antibiotics and most people with Lupus have an allergy to Sulfa but can take Plaquenil without any problems. I can say, however, that I have not had any cross allergic reaction to other drugs sometimes associated with sulfa allergies. Hydroxychloroquine sulphate tablets in india How long does it take plaquenil to leave your system Hydroxychloroquine pediatric dose Evaluation while on hydroxychloroquine I am allergic to sulfa i.e wheezing after sulfa based antibiotics, but have never had problems with Plaquenil. It's been such a helpful drug for the fatigue that I'm so glad that it's never presented any problems. I don't take certain NSAIDs e.g. Celebrex, but can tolerate most of them. Dec 23, 2015 Question Is Tindamax a sulfa drug - had a severe allergy to plaquenil and we think it was the sulfa in the med a lot of my family members siblings and my parents and 1 child has bad allergy to sulfa meds. I am able to have sulfur - like in eggs - however allergic to sulfites preservatives in pills and foods not to sure about sulfate. These are not sulfates. Sulfate used after a drug name is just the last name of the chemical, its the sulfate salt. It has nothing to do with sulfonamides. Allergy to sulfonamide antibiotics has no relationship to allergies to hydroxychloroquine. Rashes are certainly a lot less severe than respiratory reactions. Whether you try Plaquenil or not is ultimately up to you and your doctor, but a lot will depend on the type and severity of reactions that you've had. Can i take plaquenil if allergic to sulfa If you are allergic to sulfa drugs does this mean you can't., Can Tindamax be taken when allergic to sulfa? Hydroxychloroquine visual field testIntermittent preventive therapy chloroquine They are grouped as “sulfa” antibiotics because they contain a substance called sulfonamide. Bactrim and Septra are often prescribed for bacterial infections, especially urinary tract infections. They are also sometimes given prophylactically i.e. to prevent infection, especially in people taking immunosuppressive medications. Things to Avoid if You Have Lupus - Johns Hopkins Lupus Center. Is hydroxychloroquine Sulfate a member of the sulfa drug.. Plaquenil and Sulfa Allergies" Lupus Community - Support Group. But the doc said that they cannot give her plaquenil because she is allergic to sulfa drugs. Sulfa allergy is the allergic response that occurs from the presence of the compound structure SO2NH2. Diuretics are medications that manipulate the concentrations of electrolytes such as sodium to cause water to be removed from the body via an increase in urine. These medications are often termed "water pills" by the layperson. Mar 25, 2015 I can take brand name Plaquenil the first few weeks cause stomach upset, but if I take the generic - I get a rash, sore throat and it's hard to swallow. Exactly what I get when I took a sulfa drug when I was a child. The generic probably contains sulfa. Also generic drugs can contain a smaller or larger amount of the prescribed ingredients.