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sulfa drugs

[sul′fə]
a group of bacteriostatic agents that inhibit the biosynthesis of folic acid.

sulfa drugs

a group of chemical compounds used as antibacterial agents; called also sulfonamides.
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The success of sulfa drugs sparked interest in finding other agents.
There is no indication for the treatment of active streptococcal disease with sulfa drugs," he said.
One of the reasons I like the sulfa drugs for treatment is that they are also effective against some bacterial diarrheas.
As long as an individual is suspected to suffer from symptoms of AMS in a remote mountain area and has history of any kind of hypersensitivity to sulfa drug, acetazolamide should not be used.
In the early 1930s, sulfa drugs were found to have antibacterial properties and the sulfonamides became the first antibiotic drugs.
Sulfa drugs, anticonvulsants, and NSAIDs are the drugs most commonly associated with Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
As the authors of a 2007 review noted, not all sulfa drugs are alike, and common diuretics may be safe for patients with known sulfa antibiotic allergies.
He said the different types of substances produce allergy including pollen grains of flowers, dust particles, house dust mite, outdoor and indoor moulds or fungus, insect venom of bee, animal dander like sloughed off skin, saliva and excreta of dog or cat secretions and excretions of birds, body parts and excreta of insects like cockroach, foods like milk, egg, fish, prawns, beef, mutton, chicken, peanuts, and some drugs like penicillin, sulfa drugs and insulin.
3) Common causative agents include sulfa drugs, antiepileptic drugs, antibiotics and NSAIDS.
While genes increase chanes, many environmental factors trigger lupus like UV rays, sulfa drugs, infections, colds, viruses, injuries, stress and being pregnant.
Cerebral toxoplasmosis can be treated with clindamycin without pyrimethamine in resource poor settings countries and in patients who do not tolerate sulfa drugs.