sulphonamide drugs

sulphonamide drugs

Sulfonamide drugs, a large group of antibacterial drugs now largely superseded by the antibiotics except for the treatment of urinary tract infections. The group includes SULFADOXINE, SULPHACETAMIDE (sulfacetamide), sulphadiazine (sulfadiazine), sulphadimethoxine (sulfadimethoxine), sulphadimidine (sulfadimidine), sulphamethoxazole (sulfamethoxazole) and sulphathiazole (sulfathiazole).
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Prontosil, derived from a chemical dye, the first of the sulphonamide drugs, became available from 1935 and saved the lives of countless mothers who had contracted sepsis giving birth.
The most common cause of erythema nodosum is a streptococcal infection of the throat, and may be a reaction to certain drugs, including sulphonamide drugs, penicillin drugs, and salicylate drugs (aspirin).