Sulfonamides are one of the many
antimicrobial drugs ever invented in the nineteen century . Because of the huge
success in the mid 1900s, many drug companies produced this drugs and released
in to the market. As a results of the mass production and uncontrolled use of
the drug the 1937, more than hundreds of peoples died only in the USA.
Sulfonamides also known as sulfa drugs are synthetic
topical antibiotics used for the treatment of acne. Sometimes acne might not
respond to OTC and oral medications. Under such circumstance, dermatologist
prescribe a different types of antibiotics such as sulfa drugs.
Sulfa is a combination of
trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole. It is known to delay acne-causing bacterial
growth on your skin by boosting your immune system. Some of the sulfa drugs:
Bactrim and Septra have higher chance of destroying the bacteria that causes
acne. This days, unless your antibiotics are not worked, dermatologist won't
prescribe sulfa as it has a higher incidence of allergic reaction. Therefore,
physicians only prescribe sulfa when other treatment options are not working.
Sulfa drugs fight
only bacterial infection that causes acne. As a result, physicians recommend
the use of other OTC and prescription medication in order to get the full
benefits of the sulfa drugs. Usually benzoyl peroxide containing product is
prescribed along with antibiotics to maximize
your likelihood of successful
effects of sulfonamides
Sensation of spinning
Insomnia and joint pain
Ringing in your ears
Severe allergic reactions
burning rash on your skin
If any of the above side effects happens to you, you should get a medical aid.
Adverse reaction to sulfonamide is the common drug
allergy that are estimated to occur in 3 - 6 % of the course of treatment. Only
a small proportion of those adverse reactions be allergic nature. The
followings are some of the symptoms of sulfa allergy:
to severe skin reactions.
Reduce the number of red blood cells and white
The most commonly prescribed sulfonamide antibiotics
Sulfasalazine - is a medicine a
drug used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory
Sulfamethoxazole - it is the
common sulfonamide antibiotic
Sulfadiazine silver - a topical cream used for the treatment
and prevention of infection in wounds and other type of burns
Sulfacetamide - used for the treatment eye infection.
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