Drug Allergy


People with drug allergy may experience diverse symptoms with a spectrum from rashes, itching, breathing difficulties, swelling to a severe life threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.

Common drug allergies include:

  1. Penicillin and related antibiotics
  2. Antibiotics containing sulfonamides (Sulfa Drugs)
  3. Anticonvulsants
  4. Aspirin, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Nsaids)
  5. Chemotherapy drugs
  6. Biological: Monoclonal antibodies

Dry Powder Inhaler (Dpi):


Dry Powder Inhalers* (known as DPIs) deliver medication without using chemical propellants, but they require a strong and fast inhalation. With inhaled medications, the medicine is delivered directly to your bronchial tubes, helping to open your airways. Also, these medicines have fewer side effects compared to others that are taken by mouth or by injection. * see Asthma Inhalers.