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Drug Allergy

Question:

What symptoms and signs did you experience as a result of a drug allergy? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Pat, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 29

Two years ago I took metformin and got explosive diarrhea. I went to specialists and found nothing wrong. I stopped metformin and it cleared up in a week. I have now gone on Trulicity and as a result of drug allergy I have had explosive diarrhea for 2 or 3 days. I went to the emergency room and found nothing wrong. I went on Imodium and only change was going from tan color to brown color.

Comment from: purie, 25-34 (Patient) Published: June 14

I have been taking Presartan and amlodipine to control my blood pressure for the last three years. Of late I have developed hives which appear any time pressure is exerted on my skin. The hives are itchy but clear within 30 minutes. I am suspecting I have developed an allergy to one of the drugs.

Comment from: Olivia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 09

I reacted once a few years ago to an allergy shot and recently to Tylenol Cold Max. Both times I experienced a feeling of heaviness or being weighted down and extreme internal heat.

Comment from: april62blb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 07

I think I am having a reaction to amoxicillin. I had to take 4 the day of my teeth cleaning last week because I had neck surgery and now have to take antibiotics prior to cleanings. Inside of my mouth is swollen and itchy and my tongue is highly irritated. I feel like I have chipmunk cheeks.

Comment from: Kris, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I am allergic to all antibiotics. From what I have been reading, they can't desensitize you when you go into anaphylaxis. I am seeing a naturopath and take black seed oil, Thieves oil, and oregano oil along with foods that are natural antibiotics. I have an infection now so I haven't been able to get a flu shot so basically I don't leave my house. When I have to go to the grocery store I go very early morning or late night when no one is there and I wear a mask for extra protection. I am becoming depressed over this situation because it doesn't sound like there is a lot of hope and I know that this is very rare.

Medically reviewed by Michael E. Manning, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine/Allergy & Immunology

REFERENCE:

Solensky, Roland, and David A. Khan, eds. "Drug Allergy: An Updated Practice Parameter." Annals of Allergy Asthma & Immunology 105 Oct. 2010: 273e1-273e78.

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