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 codeine.
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.
Current as of:
November 15, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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