Can I have an unexpected allergic reaction to a drug?

Unexpected allergic reactions to drugs are rare, but symptoms can be severe, ranging from fever to skin rashes and hives, and anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening reaction that includes swelling of the tongue and mouth, difficulty breathing, rapid heartbeat, a dramatic drop in blood pressure, unconsciousness, and possibly even death.

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