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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

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What is the definition or description of: drug reaction?

What is the definition or description of: drug reaction?

Drug reaction: 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. ...Read more

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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 is the difference between an adverse drug reaction and side effect?

What is the difference between an adverse drug reaction and side effect?

Same thing: It's the same thing - just two different terms. Some side effects could be beneficial and so not an "adverse" reaction but the terms refer to the same effect - unintended consequences (good or bad) of a therapy. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between adverse drug reaction and side effect of drug. Explain it.

Adverse drug reactio: Adverse drug reaction refers to harm associated with the use of a drug at a normal dosage during normal use. Side effect refers to effect of a drug which may be beneficial. ...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?

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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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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What is the treatment for acute drug reaction to omeprazole ,had chills , bone ,joint pain ,hand feet twitch,dizzy, rash come n gofrequent urination?

What is the treatment for acute drug reaction to omeprazole ,had chills , bone ,joint pain ,hand feet twitch,dizzy, rash come n gofrequent urination?

Here are some...: At suspecting drug allergy, stop the offending drug and seek evaluation / counseling for possible use of antihistamine and a short 3-5 day course of steroid; if short of breath occurs, take emergency visit right away; if just having bearable itch with no swelling of mouth, take antihistamine and wait out-if not getting better as expected in 3-5 days, seek medical attention timely. ...Read more

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What syms would I have if allergic to nsaids? I'm a chronic hive sufferer, & get hives w nsaids, but no other sym's. My usual hives, or drug reaction?

A drug reaction: If you have chronic recurrent hives (also called chronic urticaria), that is one entity, which often has no obvious cause and can be very difficult to treat (allergist, dermatologist or immunologist area). But if you get hives after taking a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug, then you are allergic to nsaids-stop taking them; you may get a severe, life-threatening reaction one time. ...Read more

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