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What are symptoms of a drug allergy?

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Warning signs of a drug allergy can include:

The most severe reaction is anaphylaxis, a life-threatening response marked by swelling, hives, and lowered blood pressure. In some cases, a person goes into shock.

If you think you're having this, give yourself a shot of epinephrine immediately and call 911.

  • Hives
  • Skin rash
  • Itchy skin or eyes
  • Congestion
  • Swelling in the mouth and throat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea
  • Gut problems like diarrhea

From: Learn More About Drug Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

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The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2018

SOURCE:

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2018

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