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Posted by: Emmy Buchanan | 2012-03-22

Flucloxacillin

Hi there,
I am allergic to sulphur based drugs so I am wondering if it is ok for me to take flucloxacillin for my boils?

Thanks

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Hi Emmy

Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. It does not contain sulphur itself. Some products may contain sulphur as an exipient (inactive ingredient), but this is rare,

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Our users say:
Posted by: isabelle | 2012-06-12

i suffer with heartburn about five minutes after taking flucloxacillin. why should i get this?

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Posted by: pharmacist | 2012-03-23

Hi Emmy

Flucloxacillin is an antibiotic that belongs to a group of medicines called penicillins. It does not contain sulphur itself. Some products may contain sulphur as an exipient (inactive ingredient), but this is rare,

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