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Q: What is the difference between a drug allergy and drug intolerance?
A: A drug allergy is a rare condition in which the body's immune system responds to a drug and causes adverse health effects. Mild drug allergies cause a rash or cough, while more severe reactions may cause trouble breathing, low blood pressure, or a change in heartbeat. Severe allergic reactions can be life-threatening.
Q: I recently started a new medication and have had a stomach ache ever since. Am I allergic to the drug?
A: A clear drug allergy often involves difficulty breathing or a large, encompassing rash (such as hives) - not a minor side effect like a stomach ache. Stomach pain is often a side effect of a medication and should not be confused with a true drug allergy. With that being said, it is important to keep in mind that a stomach ache is not always a normal side effect and may be a sign of something more severe such as a drug allergy.