May 2019
Drug Allergies
Physician, Nurse, Other Licensed Professionals, Patient, Relative, Visitor, Caregiver
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Drug allergies and side effects are not the same thing, and it’s important to know the difference. Both can be serious, and it can be easy to confuse them. Common signs of drug allergies are:

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Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the common side effects of any prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs before you take them. Let your doctor know if you have any side effects that don’t go away.

Common side effects are:

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