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    Food Allergies - Medications

    Medicine is used to treat some food allergies.

    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.

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    Medicine choices

    Medicines used to treat a severeallergic reaction include:

    Medicines used to relieve mild food allergy symptoms include:

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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