Medicine is used to treat some
food allergies. Medicines to treat a severe allergic
reaction or an
anaphylactic reaction are packaged in a prescribed
For mild allergic
reactions, people often try nonprescription medicines first. You can try
prescription medicines if over-the-counter medicines fail to control allergy
symptoms or if they cause drowsiness or other bothersome side effects.
Medicines used to treat a severe
allergic reaction include:
Epinephrine is given as a shot. It acts quickly to relax the muscles that help you breathe. Sometimes more than one shot is needed if symptoms do not go away. Epinephrine is the medicine used to prevent anaphylaxis.