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Drug Allergy Risk Factors

An allergic reaction to a drug can happen to anyone, but there are some risk factors that may add to your chances of having a drug allergy:

  • Having one or more other allergies
  • Taking a drug that is of the same class or is otherwise similar to one that caused a previous allergic reaction
  • Having another health condition that weakens your immune system
  • Having a previous, even if mild, allergic reaction to the same drug

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Written by: the Healthline Editorial Team
Medically reviewed on: Aug 25, 2010: Stephanie Burkhead, MPH

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the care and information received from your health care provider. Please consult a health care professional with any health concerns you may have.
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