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Allergic Reaction to a Medication

Alternate Names : Drug Allergy, Medication Allergy

Allergic Reaction to a Medication | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms of an allergic reaction to a medication can include the following:

  • anaphylactic shock, which is a very severe reaction that can lead to death
  • anxiety
  • hives, which are multiple small, itchy, swollen areas on the skin
  • palpitations, which are an unusual awareness of the heart beating within the chest
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • swelling of one or more parts of the body
  • wheezing
  • Other symptoms may also occur in some cases.

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    Allergic Reaction to a Medication: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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