Drug allergic reaction occurs when the immune system mistakenly detects a medication as a harmful substance and secretes histamine causing various allergic signs and symptoms. One of various symptoms that may occur due to drug allergies is face swelling including swelling in face, lips, or tongue. Following are several medications that may cause swollen face allergy.

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Allegra

Allegra is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose. Hence, Allegra is often used to treat the symptoms of seasonal allergies (hay fever) in adults and children. Allegra is also used to treat skin itching and hives caused by a condition called chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children. Signs of an allergic reaction to Allegra that needs immediate medical attention: hives; difficulty breathing; facial edema as well as swelling of lips, tongue, or throat.

Ambien

Ambien, a prescription drug, is the brand name for Zolpidem that is used to help treat insomnia. Ambien is a sleeping pill in a specific classification of drugs known as hypnotic or sedatives. Serious side effects could include an allergic reaction resulting in breathing difficulties, swelling in face, tongue or lips or closing of the throat. Abnormal behavior, confusion or hallucinations are also serious side effects of ambien.

Cialis

Cialis is the best muscle relaxant that increases the blood flow to different parts of the body. Cialis is also used to treat erectile dysfunction or impotence. Cialis is available only by prescription. The most common side effects associated with taking Cialis are headache, stomach upsetting, backache, muscle ache, dizziness, nausea, numbness, difficulty in breathing; face swelling allergic reaction as well as swelling on lips, tongue, or throat, tingling in chest, arms, neck, or jaw during sexual activity.

Dutasteride

Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor, used for handling symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Dutasteride works by suppressing the transition of testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The common side effects related to Dutasteride include impotency, decreased libido, ejaculation disorders, gynecomastia (breast tenderness), itchiness, difficulty in breathing, swelling on face, lips, throat or tongue.

Effexor XR

Effexor XR is a potent inhibitor of the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine-two neurotransmitters thought to play important roles in the pathophysiology of depression. Correcting the imbalance of these two chemicals may help relieve symptoms of depression. If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Effexor XR and contact your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (face swelling; difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, or tongue; or hives); seizures; or an irregular heartbeat or severely high blood pressure (blurred vision, headache).

High blood pressure medication

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors sometimes cause coughing and swollen face, lips and tongue.

Insulin

Insulin is an anabolic polypeptide hormone that regularizes carbohydrate metabolism that is medically used to take care of some types of diabetes mellitus. The common side-effects linked with Insulin are hives; difficulty breathing, swelling in face, lips, tongue, or throat; hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, headache, nausea, hunger, confusion, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, fast heartbeat, sweating, tremor, trouble concentrating, confusion, seizure (convulsions), or death, hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, increased thirst, loss of appetite, increased urination, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dry skin, dry mouth, itching, swelling, or redness where the injection was given. It is important to get timely medical aid if any of these signs occur.

Generic levitra

Generic levitra is an alternative to the name brand. It is an oral prescription medication used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. It falls in the group of medicines known as PDE type 5 inhibitor. It works by relaxing the smooth muscles within the penis thereby increasing the blood flow. This helps attain an erection in a natural way making you more avid in bed and gratifyingly achieve an orgasm. Symptoms of generic levitra overdose are:

  • Dizziness
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Erection that lasts longer than four hours
  • Vision changes
  • Swelling of tongue or swollen face allergy
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Fainting
  • Hives

Phentermine

Phentermine prescription is ideal for those who want to shed tremendous amount of weight within a short span of time. Stimulating the brain it increases the heart rate and blood pressure and thus acts like an appetite suppressant. Possible side-effects while taking phentermine prescription: breathlessness and closing of throat, swelling in face, lips, or tongue, restlessness, anxiety, and dry mouth.

Probenecid

Probenecid is a medicine approved for the treatment of gout, along with the Tamiflu. The following side effects may mean that you are having an allergic reaction to this medicine: Fast or irregular breathing, puffiness or swellings of the eyelids or around the eyes, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest, or wheezing, changes in the skin color of the face or skin rash, hives, or itching occurring together with any of the other side effects listed here.

Other possible side effects:

Cloudy urine, cough or hoarseness, fast or irregular breathing, fever, pain in back and/or ribs, sores and ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth; sore throat and fever with or without chills, sudden decrease in the amount of urine, swollen face and fingers as well as fluid retention in legs and/or feet, swollen and/or painful glands, unusual bleeding or bruising, unusual tiredness or weakness, yellow eyes or skin, and finally weight gain.

Tramadol

Tramadol is one popular example of an atypical opioid that basically works as an analgesic or pain reliever. Moreover, immediate medical attention is a must when allergic reactions such as swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, and face as well as difficulty in breathing occur.

Viagra

Viagra is a popular lifestyle drug that is used as treatment to erectile dysfunction. Just like other forms of medication, Viagra is also known to give notable side effects. Physicians recommend an immediate discontinue of using Viagra and seek medical attention when allergic reactions such as swollen face allergic reaction or swelling of tongue, lips, and throat suddenly occur. Discontinue of Viagra intake is also advised to men who experience numbness, dizziness, and tingling in the arms and neck during sexual activity.

Winstrol

Winstrol is often used for cutting cycles. Although Winstrol has so many benefits, it does have some side effects include: allergies, choking, difficulty in breathing, swelling in face, lips, and arms, breast tenderness, enlargement of breast tissues in males, voice deepening, clitoral enlargement (females), headache, acne and difficulty in sleeping.

Consult with your health care provider as soon as you can if you experience facial swelling allergic reaction or other noticeable allergic symptoms. Treatment will involve stopping the medication, to alleviate swollen face allergy or other symptoms, and substituting to another drug.