While anyone can have an allergic reaction to a drug, a few factors can increase your risk. These include:

  • A history of other allergies, such as food allergy or hay fever
  • Allergic reaction to another drug
  • A family history of drug allergy
  • Increased exposure to a drug, because of high doses, repetitive use or prolonged use
  • Certain illnesses commonly associated with allergic drug reactions, such as infection with HIV or the Epstein-Barr virus
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