It’s important to document and report any abnormal reaction to a medication, and allergies are no exception. Drug allergy symptoms can be painful, distressing, or even fatal without the proper intervention. Medicine is meant to make you feel better -- if the result of taking any medicine is further sickness or discomfort, it’s time to determine whether or not you may have a drug allergy.
At Arrow Allergy, our allergy specialists serve Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and surrounding areas in Colorado to help give people a peace of mind that you can take to your primary care doctor the next time you need a prescription. We offer expert remote allergy solutions, all from the safety and comfort of your home. We’ll provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan for your drug allergy symptoms.
You should never have to live in fear of having a negative reaction to a substance made to help you feel better. If you’re struggling with frequent reactions to medication and believe you may be experiencing symptoms of a drug allergy, don’t wait another moment for relief. Schedule your virtual appointment with Arrow Allergy today.
If you are allergic to a particular medication, your immune system recognizes certain chemicals in that drug as harmful intruders instead of helpful ones. In an attempt to protect your body, it will produce an immune response that can lead to uncomfortable and even frightening symptoms.
While there are a handful of medications that are typically responsible for most allergic responses, it’s important to remember that any medication can trigger an allergy. With this in mind, it’s extremely important to report any adverse effects you may feel after taking a medication as soon as you possibly can. Taking a full prescription of a medication to which you have an allergy will only cause your pain, discomfort or risk of anaphylaxis to increase.
The best way to determine whether your reaction to a medication is an allergy or another type of side effect is to have an allergy test performed by a licensed allergy specialist. If you’re ready to have peace of mind and discuss your drug allergy symptoms with a professional, schedule a virtual consultation with the experts at Arrow Allergy today.
A patient can develop an allergy to any type of medication. However, evidence shows that there are a few drugs that cause allergic reactions more commonly than others. These medications include:
Drug allergies can present themselves in a number of unpleasant, painful and even life-threatening ways. The most common drug allergy symptoms we see at Arrow Allergy include:
One particularly dangerous symptom of a severe drug allergy is anaphylaxis, during which your throat may swell and breathing may become impossible. Anaphylaxis is serious, and can be fatal without quick intervention. If someone near you appears to be in anaphylactic shock, call 911 immediately.
If you believe your symptoms are related to a drug allergy, an Arrow Allergy specialist can send you a safe and accurate drug allergy test, which you can use at home and send back to us for analysis. Once we confirm that your symptoms are due to a drug allergy, we can begin remotely developing a customized treatment plan.
The best way to prevent an allergic reaction to a drug is to avoid using that medication in the first place. However, if this is impossible for you, your allergy specialist can prescribe medication to help you manage your symptoms. If you are prone to severe swelling and in danger of going into anaphylaxis, we may also prescribe you with a rescue EpiPen to use in an emergency. Your doctor will communicate closely with you through this process to ensure that you know exactly how to use this tool when you need it.