A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication or drug of any type, whether it is prescription or non-prescription. Penicillins and sulfa drugs are common examples of drugs that sometimes cause an allergic reaction. In severe cases, life-threatening anaphylactic shock may occur.
Signs and symptoms of a drug allergy are similar to those of other allergic reactions. These can include a
Other associated symptoms and signs can include
More serious reactions may cause
- nausea and vomiting,
- low blood pressure,
- dizziness or fainting,
- shortness of breath, and
- abdominal pains or cramps.
Cause of a drug allergy
An immune response causes a drug allergy.
Other drug allergy symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Pains or Cramps
- Dizziness or Fainting
- Itching of the Skin
- Itchy Eyes
- Low Blood Pressure
- Nasal Congestion
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Runny Nose
- Shortness of Breath
- Skin Rash
- Watery Eyes
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