Saturday 11 August 2012

Violent Reaction-Violent Behavior-Adverse Effect-Allergy

Is my daughter's violent reaction to a drug an allergy?

My daughter was treated for anxiety with Zoloft around a year ago. However, her school reported alarming, violent behavior (she never had that before), and we stopped it after only a week. I always understood this to be an "adverse effect," but a nurse today told me it was an allergy. An allergy means she should never take it again, but an adverse effect could be grown out of, and doesn't rule out similar drugs. Was the nurse just dumbing things down, or was she correct? read more..

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