Use the term “sulfa”

When you’re prescribing medication during a telemedicine visit and you’re using a brand name sulfa med such as Bactrim or Septra—throw in the fact that these are “sulfa” antibiotics.

 

You could have gone through your whole visit protocol, asked them about allergies and medication intolerance, but when you mention the word “sulfa,” you’d be amazed at how many folks chime in with “Oh, I can’t take sulfa.”

 

You don’t have to do it with everyone, just those you prescribe sulfa abx to.

 

It’s a great time saver and if it prevents one case of Steven-Johnson’s syndrome—it’s well worth the brief effort.