Box 1.

Appropriate documentation in suspected drug allergy.

  • Generic and proprietary name of suspected drug(s)

  • Route of administration

  • Date and time of reaction

  • Description of the reaction

  • Time interval or number of doses taken before reaction

  • The indication for the drug

  • Any previous reaction to suspected or related drugs

  • Other drugs being taken

  • Advice on which drugs or drug classes to avoid

  • Adapted from National Institute for Health and Care clinical guideline for drug allergy.3