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. What happens if you take too much hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil and risperidone Hydroxychloroquine and sulfasalazine 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. 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. What are your thoughts. If you've had an allergic reaction to Bactrim, it doesn't mean you need to avoid other sulfa-containing medications. You can still take a variety of other drugs, including Celebrex, Flomax, and glimepiride. 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 If you are allergic to sulfa drugs does this mean you can., Plaquenil and Sulfa Allergies" Lupus Community - Support. Is plaquenil considered a steroidPros and cons of plaquenil 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. Sulfa & Plaquenil allergies related? DailyStrength. Sulfa Allergies Should You Avoid Other Drugs if You're.. Sulfa allergy and anti-malarials?" Lupus Community.. Often people are allergic to sulfa drugs and sulfites. Therefore may think that it is necessary for them to avoid sulfates and sulfur, as well. In this article I will explain to you the differences between these four substances and the allergic reactions to be aware of. Sulfa Drugs Sulfonamides Plaquenil isn't a 'sulfa' drug which means a certain sort of antibiotic, the sulfonamides. Plenty of people who are allergic to those sulfa drugs take Plaquenil without any problem. This sounds all very odd to me! If you're allergic to sulfa drugs or aspirin, you can't take Azulfidine Sulfasalazine. Can interfere with lab test results, so let your doctor know if you're taking this drug. Interacts with a lot of different drugs and can also cause many side effects.