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Sympathomimetic allergy?

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Specializes in Emergency, neonatal, pediatrics. Has 6 years experience.

Has anyone ever heard of someone being allergic to dopamine and Levophed? Seems silly to be allergic to something that's so chemically similar to endogenous adrenergics, but it came up the other night, and I'm just wondering.

wtbcrna, MSN, DNP, CRNA

Specializes in Anesthesia.

Has anyone ever heard of someone being allergic to dopamine and Levophed? Seems silly to be allergic to something that's so chemically similar to endogenous adrenergics, but it came up the other night, and I'm just wondering.

When I looked them both up they both had sulfa/sulfa containing compounds which could cause a cross-sensitivity allergic reaction to patients with sulfa allergies.

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