Dear Dr. Reed,
Would like you to do my orchiectomy in Miami, because I think I may
be allergic to Spironolactone which contains sulfur. I know I am allergic to sulfur.
Yes, Spironolactone does contain sulfur and the likelihood of your having an allergic reaction may be 2.8 times normal.
Here’s the molecular formula. C24H32O4S S stands for sulfur.
Or simply stated from the web FAST TRACK. ..”The odds of an allergy to a non-antibiotic sulfonamide more than doubled if the patient had a history of allergy to a sulfonamide antibiotic.”
So if you feel badly when you take Spironolactone and don’t feel badly when you’re not on it, do not take it and surely this is a good reason to consider having an orchiectomy.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery – Miami