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About Allergies

Medication

Quick Facts

  • Many different prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause an allergic reaction.
  • Allergic reactions usually happen within an hour but can also occur hours or days later.
  • It is important to wear medical identification jewelry (such as a MedicAlert® bracelet) so that people will know about your drug allergy if there is an accident.

Be Allergy-Aware

  • Make sure you and your family members know the names of the drug or drugs that you are allergic to.
  • Inform all healthcare providers about your drug allergy.
  • Wear medical identification jewelry (such as a MedicAlert® bracelet) so that people will know about your allergy if you are in an accident.
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis.
  • If you have any signs or symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek medical care immediately.