Drug Allergy Overview

Adverse reactions to medications are common, yet everyone responds differently. One person may develop a rash or other reactions when taking a certain medication, while another person on the same drug may have no adverse reaction at all.

Only about 5% to 10% of these reactions are due to an allergy to the medication.

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts to a harmless substance, in this case a medication, which triggers an allergic reaction. Sensitivities to drugs may produce similar symptoms, but do not involve the immune system.

Certain medications are more likely to produce allergic reactions than others. The most common are:
•    Antibiotics, such as penicillin
•    Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen
•    Anticonvulsants
•    Monoclonal antibody therapy
•    Chemotherapy

The chances of developing an allergy are higher when you take the medication frequently or when it is rubbed on the skin or given by injection, rather than taken by mouth.


Visiting hours

Kifisias Medical office

Aimodiagnosi MED, 210-8075448
Xharilaou Trikoupiη 197 Kifisia 14564

Tuesday 13:00 up to 16:00

Athens Medical office

Doctor's Hospital, 210-8807000
Kefallinias 26, Αθήνα 11257

Thursday 13:00 up to 16:00

Glyffadas Medical office

Mediterraneo Hospital, 210-9117000
Hleias 8, Glyffada16675

By appointment

Marousi Medical office

210-6100880
Alamanas 3, 15125, Marousi

All days 16:00 up to 21:00 except Thursday
On exit 11 of Attiki Odos & Kifisias Av., behind Athens Medical Center

Ampelokipon Medical office

Athens Bioclinic, 210-6962600
M. Geroulanou 15 Athens

Thursday 16:00 up to 18:00
Near metro exit of Panormou Station

Mornings and Saturday morning we receive visits in Maroussi Clinic by appointment.

Emergency call: 6979683589

  • Telephone: 210 6100880

  • Mobile: 6979 683589

  • E-mail: [email info@athensallergy.gr]

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