Is this safe to take?

I'm allergic to Sulfa medications. I just got a prescription for an Albuterol Sulfate HFA inhaler. Will the inhaler be safe to take or should I go back and get another prescription?

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  • C~
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
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    Sulfonamides (sulfa drugs) and sulfates are very different, even though they have similar names. Being allergic to one doesn't necessarily mean you're allergic to the other. Your inhaler should be safe to use unless you have a separate allergy to sulfates.

    Source(s): I'm allergic to sulfa
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    GO BACK FOR ANOTHER PRESCRIPTION! Do not take the medicine if you are allergic it might cost your life!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    ASK YOUR DOCTOR!!!!

    Source(s): Common sense!
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