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What drugs are people most allergic to?

Any drug or a component in a drug can case an allergic reaction. Penicillin and related drugs, sulfa drugs, insulin, and iodine commonly cause allergic reactions. Sometimes it is a component or substances used for packaging or administering the drug that causes the allergy. Components of drugs that commonly cause allergies include dyes, egg proteins, and peanuts. Latex in the packaging of drugs commonly causes allergic reactions.

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Comment from: Elizabeth, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I took amoxicillin before going to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned. I have a knee replacement which is why I had the amoxicillin, per order by my surgeon. About 3 hours later I became weak, faint, had the cold sweats, lay on the bed and called for help. My family next door called 911 and I has taken to the emergency room. I was semiconscious and couldn't talk.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 14

My daughter is at the moment in hospital for over 1 week with red rashes that appeared over her body and face. She feels very tired and exhausted as she is not eating much. Yesterday she received biopsy results which said that she has drug allergy. When being asked she said she took malaria vaccine 2 days before going to Cambodia 3 weeks ago. She is now waiting for another result of test to see if she is affected by any virus infections. I am so concerned and care for her, not knowing what sort of cream or any treatment I should apply now to rapidly relieve her mouth and lip pains.

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