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Iam allergis to sulphur. most water pills contain sulphur is

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Iam allergis to sulphur. most water pills contain sulphur is there any without?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 10 years ago.
There is little cross-reactivity between medications containing sulfur (such as the diuretics) and SULFA antibiotics. Most people with a sulfa allergy don't have problems with sulfur containing medications.

Have you ever had a reaction to one of these fluid pills?
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
I have alresdy had an reaction to an antibiotic with sulphur. they want give me awater pill with sulphur in it . I would like one that dose not have sulphur.
Expert:  Family Physician replied 10 years ago.
There really aren't any that I can find that don't contain sulfur. There are other classes of drugs available to treat high blood pressure that do not contain sulfur. You may want to discuss them with your doctor.
Customer: replied 10 years ago.
I have taken norvasc, to many side effects. i am also takeing benacar. not getting pressure down on its own,.I did find one water pill with out sulphur on the internet and did not write it down. I can not find it again that is why i was hopeing maybe you could help me out. I know ther is one out ther but I do noy know the name. Any ideas?
Expert:  Family Physician replied 10 years ago.
You will see references to Demadex not containing sulfa http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ate/diabetes/201550.html
- however, when you read the package insert - there is a warning about sulfa
http://www.rocheusa.com/products/demadex/pi.pdf

Here is a list of sulfonamide containing medications
http://www.uic.edu/pharmacy/services/di/sulfa.htm
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