Health Tip: Having an Allergy to Medication

(HealthDay News) -- If you're allergic to a medication, you can take steps to reduce your risk of a reaction, which could be life-threatening.

The University of Michigan Health System offers these suggestions:

  • Make sure you write down the names of any medications to which you are allergic.

  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any newly prescribed medication to be sure it is not similar to another drug to which you are allergic.

  • Never share your medication with someone else or take someone else's medication yourself.

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