Ellen Epstein, M.D. Specializing in Allergy and Asthma Care
165 North Village Ave • Suite 141 • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 • Phone: 516-678-0056

Drug Allergy

The symptoms of drug allergy vary by the specific drug taken. Often, an allergic drug reaction may not occur immediately after taking the medication, sometimes taking days or weeks to appear after the initial dose. In other cases, there would be an anaphylactic reaction within seconds, minutes, or within an hour after the first dose of the drug which may be fatal.

Medication which can cause a drug allergy include penicillin, sulfa, codeine, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and aspirin.

Some symptoms to look for in a drug allergy are:

Rash, or hives 
Muscle and joint ache 
Difficulty breathing, throat and/or chest tightening 
Lightheadedness or fainting, loss of consciousness due to drastic drop in blood pressure
Any swelling of the face, tongue, lips, throat, hands or feet

Contact Dr. Ellen Epstein with your concerns and to help identify whether a drug allergy may be causing your symptoms.

Office Hours

Tuesday    12p - 5p

Thursday  9a - 12p

Saturday   7a - 11a

What Other Are Saying

Lovely Doctor. Made me feel very comfortable. She was very thorough. Highly recommend.
Meaghan C
Dr. Epstein took the time to understand what my problem was and even asked me if she answered all of my questions. She outlined what the causes of my hives could be, explained what the work up would be, but did it in a non-alarming way. I was extremely anxious and she reassured me. She also called me back as soon as the blood tests came back and even though she wanted me to be further evaluated for my thyroid, she was reassuring. Friendly and professional. Staff very welcoming. I’m impressed. Wonderful experience and nice change from experiences I have had before.
Jessica M
I was treated by my primary care doctor for a viral infection, which has been getting worse. I was extremely upset, as I have a vacation planned. My cough was severe and I had a fever, so I used Zocdoc and got an appointment right away. The wait time was about 10 minutes and Dr. Epstein determined that I need an antibiotic and a different inhaler. She actually took me off of the over the counter medication that I was taking, and that really helped. I can't believe how much better I feel this morning. The office staff was extremely well informed and pleasant. I definitely will be using Dr. Epstein again.
Sari S
The doctor was amazing and caring. The office was nice and all the help was accommodating.
Jennifer R
Dr. Epstein has been the only allergy doctor who has been able to help me! She is very caring and conscientious!
Cindy R

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Advanced Allergy and Asthma 165 North Village Ave Suite 141 Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: 1-516-678-0056 Fax: 1-516-678-8395