Your doctor will ask questions about your past health, your symptoms, and the medicines you take or have taken recently. This is important
for finding out whether you have a
drug allergy and finding which medicine is causing the
Your doctor will ask about:
All medicines you have recently taken, including
over-the-counter medicines. How much did you take and
for how long?
The type of allergic reaction you had. If you had a
skin rash, what did it look like? What other symptoms did you
When the allergic reaction happened.
How long it
took for the reaction to stop.
Current or recent viral infections,
such as having a cold or the flu.
A previous reaction to a
A family history of drug allergies or other harmful
(adverse) drug reactions, such as side effects.
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.