Catch-Up Mondays: Sulfites and Drugs – revisited

This is part four of the four-part series of posts on sulfites.  The staggering number of drugs that contain sulfites as a preservative is unbelievable.  I am sure this list is not complete but it gives you a good awareness of how far reaching sulfite use is.

I know many of you out there might not use medications. But at some point in your life, there may not be an option in order to stay alive. I have discovered that there are medications that contain sulfites. I am sure this list is by no means complete as new drugs and variations of those drugs come on the market daily. Following is what I have learned about drugs and sulfites.

Bronchodilator solutions for asthma

  • Adrenalin chloride 1:1000 concentration
  • Bronkosol
  • Isuprel hydrochloride solution

Topical eye drops

  • Pred-Mild
  • Pred-Forte
  • Sulfacetamide
  • Prednisol
  • desamethasone

Injectable medications

  • Amikacin
  • Betamethasone phosphate (Celestone)
  • Chloropromazine (Thorazine)
  • Dexamethasone phosphate (Decadron)
  • Dopamine
  • Epinephrine (Adrenaline, Ana-Kit, Epi-Pen)
  • Garamycin
  • Gentamycin – I have taken this before and reacted.
  • Isoetharine HCI
  • Isoproterenol (injectable)
  • Lidocaine with epinephrine (Xylocaine) When I needed this before, I had to get it preservative free.
  • Meperidine (Demerol)
  • Metarminol
  • Norepinephrine (Levophed)
  • Procaine (Novacaine)
  • Prochloroperazine (Compazine)
  • Promethazine (Phenergan)
  • Solutions for total parenteral nutrition and dialysis
  • Tobramycin

General Anesthesia Drugs

Sites I visited to get my sulfite information:

http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/sulfite-sensitivity

http://ww.sulfites.org/sulfite-foods

http://nutrition.about.com/od/recipesmenus/a/organic.htm

http://www.allergy-and-diabetic-health.com/sulfite-free-foods-no-way-out-to-survive-the-fight-goes-on.html

http://www.allergy-and-diabetic-health.com/sufites-in-bleached-sugar-beet-and-cane.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Live-With-an-Allergy-to-Sulfites

http://allergies.about.com/od/foodallergies/a/sulfites.htm

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2 responses to “Catch-Up Mondays: Sulfites and Drugs – revisited

  1. I had absolutely no idea. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention.

  2. You are very welcome. Those sulfites are sneaky and appear everywhere.

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