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What are symptoms of being allergic to medicine?

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During an allergic reaction, the release of histamine can cause symptoms like:

  • Hives
  • A skin rash
  • Itchy skin or eyes
  • Congestion
  • Swelling in the mouth and throat

A more severe reaction, called anaphylaxis, may include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Blueness of the skin
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

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 Carol DerSarkissian on November 11, 2019

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 Carol DerSarkissian on November 11, 2019

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