Many prescription and nonprescription medicines can cause a
rash. A few common examples are:
Aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil,
Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve).
Pain medicines, such as
If a rash occurs after you have begun a new medicine:
Call the doctor who prescribed the
medicine to determine whether you should stop taking the medicine or take a
different one. An appointment may not be necessary. Do not take another dose of
the medicine until you have spoken to your doctor.
If you are taking a nonprescription medicine, stop
taking it. Call your doctor if you feel you need to continue
taking the medicine.
Primary Medical Reviewer
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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