Top 10 Strangest Side Effects Antibiotics Can Give You
Although allergic reactions are less common than digestive problems, for example, they’re definitely a possibility – especially if this is the first time you’re taking a certain drug.
If you’re allergic to a substance in the antibiotic you’re taking, you’ll notice it within the first minutes after taking the drug. The most common symptoms are local irritation, heavy breathing, tongue or throat swelling and hives.
What you can do: Stay informed about allergies and let your doctor know if this is the first time you’re taking a certain antibiotic. Here you can read 9 things everyone should know about allergies and how to treat them right.
Call your doctor: If you experience any of the symptoms listed above, you should let your doctor know as soon as possible. If you have local swelling or breathing heavily, call 911 as you may need immediate treatment to stop the allergic reaction.