Around one in ten drug reactions happen due to an allergy.

The immune system overreacts to the medication and causes allergic symptoms. Intolerances or sensitivities to drugs can cause similar symptoms, but they do not involve the immune system.

Some medications cause allergic reactions more than others. The most common offenders include:

    • Antibiotics, e.g., penicillin
    • Aspirin
    • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, e.g., ibuprofen
    • Anticonvulsants
    • Monoclonal antibody therapy – specialized injectable medications
    • Chemotherapy

Allergies to medication are more likely to develop when taken frequently, rubbed on skin, or taken via injection.

Kansas City Allergy & Asthma - Drug Allergies

Please note the following office and injection clinic hours that are changed as of Monday, 1/9/23.

New office hours – Now closed Monday. Open Wednesday from 8a-12p & 1:30-5p.
New AIC hours – Closed Monday. Open Wednesday 8-11:30a & 1:30-4:30p.

Lee’s Summit
New office hours – Now closed Tuesday at 5p. Open Wednesday until 6p.
New AIC hours – Open Tuesday until 4:30p. Open Wednesday until 5:30p.

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