No two people respond to a given medication in the same way. While some individuals may be able to take a medication safely, others may have a mild or severe allergic reaction to the same product. All medications have the potential to cause side effects, but only about 5-10% of these side effects are true signs of an allergic reaction. Any medication can trigger an allergic reaction. The following types of medications are responsible for a majority of medication allergies:
- HIV drugs
- Anti-seizure drugs
- IV administered muscle relaxers
A person may experience the following symptoms during an allergic reaction to a medication:
- Rashes or itchy skin
Our specialists at Columbia Allergy provide patients with access to the services necessary to diagnose and treat medication allergies. Some services we offer for patients with known or suspected medication allergies include skin testing, medication oral challenges, and desensitization. If you are suffering from a medication allergy, call your nearest location or schedule an appointment online today!