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Allergic to sulfate. Having Tuscan tomorrow. Can I drink

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Allergic to sulfate. Having Tuscan tomorrow. Can I drink barium sulfate?
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Customer: I mean allergic to sulfate.
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Customer: Why does it say sulfate when I mean sulfa
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.


Sulfa is short for sulfonamide, a particular molecular formation that contains sulfur It has nothing to do with sulfate, other than they both have a sulfur atom. You should have no problem with the barium sulfate. It is NOT a sulfonamide.

Best regards,



Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

You're so very welcome. Best of luck with your scan :-)