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Image Some people affected by allergies to certain medications. People affected by such allergies should make sure their doctors are aware of these medications. It is very common to treat many infections with medicines like penicillin. Penicillin is a form of mold that helps to reduce swelling or other symptoms of allergic reactions. If a person is allergic to molds, they would be unable to take a medication such as pencillin. There are people who are simply unable to take certain medications.

There are other medications that can also trigger an allergy attack; some are everyday drugs and others are prescription medications. If you begin to feel sick or develop a rash soon after you begin taking a new medicine, you should discontinue its usage under the supervision of your doctor. Never take yourself off any prescription medication. It is best to go to your doctor immediately and report how the medicine makes you feel and show them any rashes that you may have developed as a result of it. It is not uncommon for people to suffer allergic reactions or extreme side effects from prescription medication. When visiting the doctor for a possible medication reaction, you should bring a list of anything out of the ordinary that you may have been using or eating, as well as a list of new medications that you have been prescribed. This will aid the doctor in identifying any triggers that could have caused your reaction. Normally, there are several brands of medications or types of medications that can help you with the same health conditions. It may be necessary for you to switch brands or medications for your treatment. You should discuss your options with your doctor and get his or her opinion on the matter.

By bringing your side effects to the attention of your doctor, he or she can help you feel better. Do not feel hesitant to approach your doctor, this is a matter of your health. It is important that you make sure that you are not being prescribed a generic type or brand of medication to which you know you are allergic. When you see a doctor and they subsequently prescribe something for you, it is important to verbally note your allergies to them. Sometimes they may miss a mention of a medical allergy that is noted in your medical file. This will be beneficial to both you and your doctor.
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