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Drug Reaction (Overview)

A drug reaction is an unintended health consequence of taking a medication. This includes known pharmacological side effects as well as known idiosyncratic effects. Drug allergy is a bit different and involves suspected immunologic response to the drug. An allergy can involve hives, anaphylaxis, angioedema, itchy or blistering rash, joint pain, blood disorders and even organ failure.


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What are the signs and symtoms of major drug reaction?

What are the signs and symtoms of major drug reaction?

Several: An anaphylactic reaction will result in difficulty in breathing, swelling of the throat and other mucous membranes and a rash. Other symptoms include rashes, fever, generalized aches and pains, swollen joints, fatigue. Internally such organs as the kidneys and liver can be affected causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more

Drug Reaction (Overview)

A drug reaction is an unintended health consequence of taking a medication. This includes known pharmacological side effects as well as known idiosyncratic effects. Drug allergy is a bit different and involves suspected immunologic response to the drug. An allergy can involve hives, anaphylaxis, angioedema, itchy or blistering rash, joint pain, blood disorders and even organ failure.


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I had an adverse drug reaction once and they gave me antiallergy immediatelly..Is there any tests I should run to know wut s the allergen ?

I had an adverse drug reaction once and they gave me antiallergy immediatelly..Is there any tests I should run to know wut s the allergen ?

Adverse Drug Reactio: Your doctor should be able to tell you which medication caused the adverse reaction. You should not take that medication again. The adverse reaction could be worse the second time you take the drug. ...Read more

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I am prone to tiny hives, so each time i take any pills, it is hard to know if i'm seeing my usual hives or having a drug reaction. How to tell?

I am prone to tiny hives, so each time i take any pills, it is hard to know if i'm seeing my usual hives or having a drug reaction. How to tell?

Hives: Stay off of pills for a few days. Record the hives you are getting without the pills by taking pictures. Restart the pills and compare photos . That way you may be able to distinguish the various types of hives. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a drug allegation reaction is unlikely what's the difference from rare?

What does it mean when a drug allegation reaction is unlikely what's the difference from rare?

Vague terms: That try to describe likelihood. W should use rayios instead, 1 in 1000 is easier go undrstand than rare, unlikely, infrequent and so forth. In your case, unlikely is mkre frequent than rare. ...Read more

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What's the difference between adverse drug event and drug reaction ?

What's the difference between adverse drug event and drug reaction ?

Drug reaction/event: A simple answer is that a drug event may be a listed side effect of the medication (such as fatigue, diarrhea, dizzyness) and may not be a reason to stop the medication. An adverse reaction is a reason to stop the medication and frequently involves an immune response or a response that is a danger to the patient. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symtoms of major drug reaction?

Several: An anaphylactic reaction will result in difficulty in breathing, swelling of the throat and other mucous membranes and a rash. Other symptoms include rashes, fever, generalized aches and pains, swollen joints, fatigue. Internally such organs as the kidneys and liver can be affected causing abdominal and back pain. ...Read more