Drug Allergies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Physicians in the Mayo Clinic Division of Allergic Diseases evaluate drug reactions and drug allergies. During an evaluation, the allergist will take a comprehensive history and perform a physical examination. The patient may be asked to undergo skin testing or blood testing. In certain circumstances, challenge tests might be performed.

If drug allergy is diagnosed, the allergist outlines a management program.There will be discussions about possible risks and benefits of medication.


Patients are followed on an as-needed basis.

Drug Allergy Interest Group

Joseph H. Butterfield, M.D.
John B. Hagan, M.D.
James T. C. Li, M.D.
Miguel A. Park, M.D.
Gerald W. Volcheck, M.D.