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What medications interact with allergy shots?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Beta blockers increase your risk for a severe reaction to an allergy shot and may make it more difficult to treat it. If you have a serious reaction to an allergy shot, you will need immediate treatment with epinephrine. Beta blockers can prevent epinephrine from working. 

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