by what way you learnt that you have a drug allergy?

Hong Kong
December 29, 2009 10:43am CST
generally you are asked if you are allergic to any drug when going to the clinic. but the point is that how do you know that if you have any drug allergy so that your practise is able to prevent prescripting the concerned madicine? I've finally learnt that i am allergic to Aspirin after taking the stomach tablets prescripted by the doctor that my cheek, arms and fingers were swelling. my question is, do i really need to wait to see the second drug which causes allgergy exits till my body swells again?
2 responses
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
30 Dec 09
Usually the way we all learn if we're allergic to medicines or not is after having a reaction to that medicine. I'm allergic to a medicine, and after taking it for a few days I had to stay on the bed for a few weeks.
@ElicBxn (60500)
• United States
29 Dec 09
pretty much - now, you can know you are allergic to aspirin and then avoid other medicines in the same family - Aleve, or Advil. Read the warnings on meds before you take them - for example the bottle of Naproxen Sodium on my desk says "may cause a severe allergic reaction, especially in people allergic to aspirin." I have had reactions to some meds, codeine causes me to throw up... and I was using one of those pain patches and the meds in that was giving me all kinds of crazy symptoms - and not helping the pain too much. My mother is allergic to steroids, they give her a headache. So, good luck with your allergies - My problem with most meds is the "inactive" ingredient they put in them - corn starch!