Drug Allergy

Adverse reactions to medications are common, yet everyone responds differently. One person may develop a rash or other reactions when taking a certain medication, while another person on the same drug may have no adverse reaction at all.

 

Certain medications are more likely to produce allergic reactions than others. The most common are:

 

•    Antibiotics, such as penicillin
•    Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen
•    Anticonvulsants
•    Monoclonal antibody therapy
•    Chemotherapy

 

The chances of developing an allergy are higher when you take the medication frequently or when it is rubbed on the skin or given by injection, rather than taken by mouth.

Mathew M. Varghese, MD

Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine

Diplomate American Board of Allergy/Immunology

136 North Washington Ave. Suite 203

Bergenfield, NJ 07621

 

8901 Kennedy Blvd West, Suite 4SW

North Bergen, NJ 07047

 

Tel:  201-374-1718  

Fax: 201-374-1719

 

 

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