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Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Could allergy to a specific drug ingredient develop over time?

Yes: Drug allergy is a complex issue, so many drugs r in the market with many active / inactive ingredients, fortunately enough only few people develop drug allergy, if at all in doubt stop the medicine review it with ur doctor to replace it, if it is an absolute necessity to take the drug in question consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have allergies and find that cetirizene and loratdine do not work for me at all. What other drugs can be given to treat allergies.

Allergies: What type are you referring to? Is it nasal, allergic asthma or is it skin allergy, if cetirizine/loratadine isn't working, so it's time to seek professional help, please see your doctor or see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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What drugs can be given to a child of 4yrs who coughs at night as a result of being exposed to some allergies such as cold, smoke etc?

What drugs can be given to a child of  4yrs who  coughs at night as a result of being exposed to some allergies such as cold, smoke etc?

Runny nose: Start with a humidifier and consider an air purifier in the child's bedroom. Honey can be used at nighttime to calm down the cough. A lot of cough in children is due to post-nasal drainage, so consider seeing an allergist for testing and appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What's a drug allergy like?

What's a drug allergy like?

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 and shock are different forms of this allergy.Type 2-complement related angioedema, swelling type 3 is immune complexes. That is clumps of antibodies with the drug which clog small capilaries in kidneys, joints, skin
type 4 is cell-contact dernatiti. ...Read more

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Are drug allergies inheritable?

Are drug allergies inheritable?

The tendancy is.: Patients with drug allergies are more likely than those without to have drug allergies. There probably is a genetic factor, but the gene has not been isolated. ...Read more

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Is length of use a drug allergy risk?

Is length of use a drug allergy risk?

No: Not to most medications. Occassionally patients will develop reactions to medications that they have taken long term however this is not the usual course. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies treated usually?

How are drug allergies treated usually?

See below: It depends on the severity of the reaction. Certainly removal of the offending drug is the first step. Then medication to help with itching or hives, an antihistamine maybe needed. Also, steroids are some times used. And in severe cases, hospitalization maybe indicated. ...Read more

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Which drug is a good allergy medication?

Depends: The choice of allergy medication depends on symptoms. There are several good over the counter antihistamines. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

What are symptoms of a real drug allergy?

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 anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more

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How can a person be tested for drug allergies?

Not common: It is not common to test for drug allergies. The way to determine if you have an allergy is to see what happens when you take a drug. Certain drugs you know you might have an allergy to if you have other allergies like eggs and Propofol (the drug that mj overdosed on). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a drug allergy to clear?

How long does it take for a drug allergy to clear?

Depends on drug: From immediatly to weeks or months depending on drug the dose and route of administration. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of of cold allergy drugs?

What are the side effects of of cold allergy drugs?

It depends: Strictly for allergy you have the antihistamines that are divided into sedating and non-sedating. The sedating are a heterogeneous group, the commonest side effect is sedation. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. The non-sedating have generally few side effects. The decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) in combinations and alone cause palpitations, restlessness and increase bp. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is medicine (drug) allergies?

What kind of condition is medicine (drug) allergies?

Medicine allergy: Many people also were falsely labeled allergic to penicillins during childhood. Viral infections are the most common cause of rashes in children. If an antibiotic is given 1-2 days before the rash from the virus would start, your parents are told to stop the medicine because of allergy to the medicine. If this sounds familiar, allergy tests are available to clear these medications off your list. ...Read more

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Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

Is method of administration a factor in drug allergy?

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 reported with amoxicillin. It appears that concetration is importnat, and in some case, metabolism. Without challenging, it is not easy to predict a reaction in a particlar individual. Safest is always to avoid the drug entirely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: drug allergy?

What is the definition or description of: drug allergy?

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 threatening problems like low blood pressure and anaphylaxis. Hepatitis can occur with severe drug allergies. It is imperative to stop the drug causing the allergy. ...Read more

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How are drug allergies diagnosed? By the person at home?

History: Most drug allergies are diagnosed based on the patient's history. There is a reliable (97% accurate) test for penicillin allergy. I have found that a picture on a patient's cell phone can be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the best allergy drugs that are available over the counter?

What are the best allergy drugs that are available over the counter?

3 major ones: Non-sedating are loratidine (claritin), fexofendadine (allegra) and cetirizine (zyrtec). Diphenhydramine is very effective as well but is sedating. ...Read more

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Could a generic form of allergy(fexofenadine) be somehow different from the brand name drug?

Could a generic form of allergy(fexofenadine) be somehow different from the brand name drug?

Not if properly...: ...Manufactured.

Ironically, of late the biggest manufacturing problems have been with brand-name companies, with several high-profile recalls. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are good allergy perscription drugs that are available over-the-counter now?

I was wondering what are good allergy perscription drugs that are available over-the-counter now?

OTC Allergy Medicine: Otc meds include oral anti-histamines which are longer acting and cause less tiredness, such as claritin/alavert, zyrtec, and allegra. Their generic counterparts are acceptable. Nasal sprays include nasalcrom, which is safe and non-habit forming. Eye drops such as alaway and zaditor (ketotifen) are good options. Decongestants present by pill, nasal spray, and eye drops should be used only short-term. ...Read more

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If you have a mild drug allergy, is there a chance the reaction could get worse if you take it again?

If you have a mild drug allergy, is there a chance the reaction could get worse if you take it again?

Yes: In short, yes...Future responses and reactions to medications that have caused allergic reactions in the past are unpredictable. ...Read more

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How do I overcome a drug allergy?

How do I overcome a drug allergy?

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 using a suitable alternative. In a life threatening circumstance, desensitization by an allergist in the hospital is an option. Sometimes drug allergy can resolve over time such as penicillin. An allergist can assist in a good long term plan. ...Read more

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How can I overcome a drug allergy?

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 be used to desensitize you. Most of the time this is not necessary as alternative agents are usually available. ...Read more

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What is the reason for developing drug allergy ?

What is the reason for developing drug allergy ?

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 is seen with certain types of chemotherapy. Many factors, including genetic risks, other medications, and propensity for allergy probably play a role as well. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Allergies?

What are some of the non-drug treatments for Allergies?

The non drug treatments for Allergies include:: Intravenous fluids, Allergy action plan, Oxygen supplementation, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Glucagon. ...Read more

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What can I take for allergy ? I mean drug for sensitive skin

What can I take for allergy  ? I mean drug for  sensitive skin

Skin care: bathing with cream soap, moisturizing your skin immediately after, making sure you don't get dry, drink plenty of plain water, try those first,good luck ...Read more

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I have allergy from the medicine that content zole drug how can I can get rid from this type of allergy ?

I have allergy from the medicine that content zole drug how can I can get rid from this type of allergy ?

Is it allergic?: First you will have to determine whether your reaction is an allergy or an intolerance. As for a true drug allergy, many tends to fade away after a few years although sulfa allergy tends to linger forever. You will need to see an allergist to guide you through this ...Read more

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If you're allergic to a drug have a drug allergy can you outgrow it as you get older for instance i'm allergic to phenobarbital?

Maybe: There are some allergies that resolve as you grow older. For instance some people can get improvement in their response to certain medications as they get older, or further away from the initial exposure. This may be due to a calming of the inflammatory response as you age. However, if you were my patient i would not give you a medication that you were allergic to as the risk is too high. ...Read more