Sulfonamides

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What are sulfonamides?

Sulfonamides (sulfa drugs) are drugs that are derived from sulfanilamide, a sulfur-containing chemical. Most sulfonamides are antibiotics, but some are prescribed for treating ulcerative colitis. Sulfonamide antibiotics work by disrupting the production of dihydrofolic acid, a form of folic acid that bacteria and human cells use for producing proteins.

What are examples of sulfonamides available in the US?

Examples of sulfonamides include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/3/2014



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