Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Allergy Drug Prevention

Prevention of a drug allergy includes:

  • Pay close attention to all medication contents:
    • Read drug labels carefully.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed.
  • Take a nonprescription antihistamine for allergic symptoms:
  • Carry an epinephrine syringe:
  • Wear an alert bracelet or tag that identifies your allergies.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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