Drug Allergy: Questions for Your Doctor

If you've had a reaction to one of your medicines, take this list with you when you see your doctor. It will help you get all the info you need about how to handle a drug allergy.

  1. What will happen if I take the drug I'm allergic to again?
  2. Can you give me a complete list of drugs that I should avoid, including brand names and generics?
  3. Are these drugs sometimes found in other products? Which should I look out for?
  4. Do I need allergy testing?
  5. If I take some of the drug accidentally, what should I do?
  6. Should I always carry epinephrine shots (such as Adreniclick, Auvi-Q, EpiPen, or or Symjepi) with me?
  7. Should I get medical ID jewelry for emergencies?
  8. Could I be allergic to other things?
  9. Will my drug allergies get better or worse over time?
  10. Should I call the doctor every time I have an allergic reaction from a drug?
  11. Should I see an allergy specialist?

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on November 17, 2018

Sources

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Allergic Rhinitis: Questions to Ask Your Doctor" and "Food Allergies: Questions to Ask Your Doctor."

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation: "What Questions Should I Ask an Allergist on an Initial Visit?"

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