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. Define plaquenil Is plaquenil safer than methotrexate Hydroxychloroquine se puede consumir alcohol 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. Hi All, I've recently had 2 doctors prescribe Bactrim a sulfa drug for me, and I was reluctant to take it because I read that 30% of Lupies are allergic to sulfa meds.since Sjogren's is serologically similar, it made me nervous. I took it when first diagnosed and turned out to have a terrible allergy-not to the sulfa, but to the quinine in the drug. The itching was unreal and took 3 weeks to get our of my system. I do take sulfasalazine-another sulfa drug that doesn't act like one. My rhuemy told me not to take any others because some regular slafa drugs can cause flares. 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 Sulfa Allergies What You Need to Know, Do a lot of us have sulfa allergies? - Sjogren's World Plaquenil for pain controlAralen costoMechanism of hydroxychloroquine 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. Drug List for Sulfa Allergy Healthfully. Plaquenil and Sulfa Allergies" Lupus Community - Support Group. Foods to Avoid For a Sulfa Allergy. The Plaquenil and sulfasalazine allergies manifested exactly the same way, though the sulfa reaction was a bit more severe. I'm also allergic to the sulfonomide, erythromycin, so I think it's fair to say that anything related to sulfa drugs is off the menu. I'm on prednisone and extra antihistamines for two weeks to get things under control. I am allergic to sulfates. Is all Plaquenil medicine bound with sulfates? no, just sulfates. I only take bystolic, no - Answered by a verified Pharmacist 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.