Allergic Reactions

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Drug allergies can range from minor irritations to life-threatening emergencies. From skin rashes to anaphylactic shock, it's crucial to recognise the signs and take prompt action when necessary.

Anaphylaxis is a life threatening emergency, and can manifest within minutes or even hours after exposure to an allergen in your medication. Symptoms of anaphylaxis include difficulty breathing, swelling of the tongue, lips, or throat, facial swelling, severe skin reactions, vomiting, abdominal pain, a weak and rapid pulse, chest pain, rapid progression of symptoms, confusion, sudden voice hoarseness or inability to speak, changes in vision, dizziness, or fainting. If you experience any of these symptoms, please withhold your medication and call 000 immediately.

For milder allergic reactions, such as skin rashes or hives, please discontinue the medication as the first step. As allergic skin reactions can be due to a number of causes and can be hard to assess online, we kindly recommend seeking in-person medical advice from your local General Practitioner (GP) or visiting the Emergency Department for evaluation and treatment.

After receiving appropriate medical attention and ensuring your safety, it's important to update your Pilot practitioner and Medical Support Team here about the incident. Please also be sure to send a photo of the batch number to our Medical Support Team. We will put you in touch with your treating practitioner to check in and discuss ongoing treatment.