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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Matos
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Much more than U ask: There are 4 different types of medication allergy and also there are side effect reactions. Type 1- allergic type. Hives, itching, sneezing, wheezing ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Not to most medications. Occassionally patients will develop reactions to medications that they have taken long term however this is not the usual cou ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
57 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on drug: From immediatly to weeks or months depending on drug the dose and route of administration.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Oral vs iv: In some patients with allergy to drugs, giving orally might not trigger and allergic reacton, while givne intravenously it does. This has been reporte ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Reactions to a drug: A drug allergy occurs when a person is sensitive to a medicine. Signs of allergy can include itching, rashes, breathing problems and even life threat ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: In short, yes...Future responses and reactions to medications that have caused allergic reactions in the past are unpredictable.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Tricky: Medication reactions can be tricky as the type of reaction can be intolerance vs allergic. Avoidance is the best treatment for a drug allergy and usi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
14 years experience Dermatology
See an allergist: You will need to see an allergist. They will determine if you are truly allergic. If you are an you need the medication there are protocols that can ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Great question!: We don't know "why" people develop drug allergies, as there are many potential causes. Frequent exposure or prolonged use is one trigger - and this i ... Read More

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