Which drugs commonly cause allergic reactions?

Drugs which commonly cause allergies include the following:

  • Antibiotics, which are drugs used in the treatment of bacterial infections. Examples of antibiotics which cause allergic reactions include penicillins (which is effective against a wide range of bacteria), tetracyclines (which is used in the treatment of acne, rosacea, and cholera), sulfa drugs (which are used in the treatment of bacterial infections and a number of other diseases), chloramphenicol, and cephalosporins.
  • Antisceptics, such as chlorhexidine and iodine.
  • Vaccines, such as the tetanus toxoid and the diphtheria vaccine/
  • Drugs used for chemotherapy in the management of cancers. These include methotrexate, cisplatin, cyclophosphamide.
  • Drugs used in the management of heart conditions, such as ACE inhibitors (such as enalapril and ramipril), methyldopa, amiodarone, and quinidine.
  • Painkillers, such as codeine, morphine, aspirin, and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, for example, ibuprofen).
  • Antiseizure medications, such as dilantin or tegretol.

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