Causes, symptoms, treatments associated with Drug Allergy

by Austin Wilson Marketing Executive

Drug Allergy occurs when the immune system responses negatively to a medication. Prescribed as well as over-the-counter drugs can cause an allergy. You can have an allergic reaction anytime even though it has not caused any reaction earlier. Nonallergic as well as drug allergic reactions frequently can cause similar symptoms.


• Hives

• Rashes

• Fever

• Itching

• Facial swelling

• Shortness of breath

• Drug allergic reactions are similar to allergic reactions resulting from food and other substances that we ingest.

• Anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction: This is a very rare but most dangerous drug allergy and is a medical emergency. The symptoms usually start within minutes after exposure to a drug. Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis embrace:

• Tightening of airways and throat which causes trouble while breathing.

• Sever drop in blood pressure which causes shock

• Rapid, weak pulse

• Nausea, diarrhea or vomiting

• Loss of consciousness, lightheadedness


Allergies occur when your immune system mistakenly identifies a drug as if it were a harmful substance instead of a helpful remedy. The immune system then reacts to the medication. It is unclear that why some people develop drug allergies or other adverse drug reactions while others don't.

Risk factors:

A few factors can increase your risk:

• Having a past allergic reaction to the same or another drug. Even if the reaction in the past has been mild, you may still be at a risk of more severe reaction.

• Taking the same drug that caused a reaction in the past.

• Have a weak immune system.

• Having trouble from other allergies such as hay fever.

• Consuming many drugs at the same time.

• Often taking doses of the same medication.

• People who have a higher risk of evolving a more severe reaction to the medication are people who have:

• Asthma

• High blood pressure

• Heart disease


This allergy treatment generally involves stopping the medication.

• Minor reactions such as rashes or hives may improve with the help of over the counter medication. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.

• Serious reactions may require treatment with oral or injected corticosteroids. Seek immediate treatment if you have swelling, rashes or hives, dizziness, shortness of breath, or other signs or symptoms of a severe reaction.

• Anaphylaxis is an emergency that requires an immediate epinephrine injection and hospital care to control the blood pressure and support breathing.


Once you know you have a drug allergy you will need to avoid that drug and related drugs.

Austin Wilson is the author of this article, He is working as a Free Lancer for various online health care pharmacies, he is currently working with He is committed to provide information about Kamagra Online, Generic Artesunate, Forzest, Generic Artemether, Weight Loss, Antibiotic, and many more.

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