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Drug Allergies

If you have a drug allergy, taking a medication that should make you feel better may result in your feeling much worse. Do you have a drug allergy? Are you concerned about the possibility of developing one? Do you have friends or family who have drug allergies?

Drug allergy overview

Feeling funny after taking that medication? Find out the difference between a side effect and a drug allergy.

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What causes a drug allergy?

An allergic reaction occurs when the body's immune system produces antibodies and activates disease-fighting cells in response to an offending substance.

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Types of drug allergy

If you think drug allergies are just the sniffles or an itchy throat, think again. Find out more about different types of drug allergies.

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Signs and symptoms of drug allergies

Signs of allergic reaction can be mild to life threatening. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist right away if anything unexpected happens.

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Treating drug allergies

Proper treatment for drug allergies, and stopping the "culprit" medication can help most people recover from mild to moderate medication allergy reactions.

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