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How can I be prepared for a drug allergy?

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If you know you have a drug allergy, tell your doctors before you get any type of treatment, including dental care.

It’s also a good idea to carry a card or wear a special bracelet or pendant that identifies your allergy, in case of emergency.

From: Drug Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FDA: "Avoiding Drug Interactions."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Drug Reactions."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Medications and Drug Allergic Reactions: Tips to Remember."

 

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

FDA: "Avoiding Drug Interactions."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Drug Reactions."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Medications and Drug Allergic Reactions: Tips to Remember."

 

Reviewed by William Blahd on July 11, 2017

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