Drug Allergy Clinic
Our clinic provides personalized testing and care for people with drug and medication allergies. An inaccurate drug allergy diagnosis can create problems with your medical care. Knowing your medication allergies can help ensure you receive the best possible care.
Conditions We Treat
- Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS)
- Drug sensitivities affecting organs such as the liver and kidneys
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Other drug sensitivities (drug-related contact dermatitis, hematologic toxicities, drug rashes, fixed drug eruption)
Why Choose Drug Allergy Clinic at Vanderbilt
- Expert second opinion
Many people who have been told they are allergic to a certain medication may not actually be allergic to it. They may have had a one-time reaction, may have been allergic to an ingredient that is no longer used in that drug or may have outgrown the allergy. An inaccurate drug allergy diagnosis can create problems with your medical care. Our experts diagnose whether you have a true drug allergy and, if so, what to do about it.
- Top specialists
Our clinic director is a world leader in drug allergy research and clinical care with more than 20 years of experience in this field. We offer testing that is more sophisticated than testing offered at most allergy clinics. Our pharmacists custom formulate substances used for your drug allergy tests to be sure you’re getting the most accurate, individualized information.
- Innovative research
Our researchers work to discover new and better care. Our clinic works with Vanderbilt's Drug Hypersensitivity Research Program, which studies severe hypersensitivities, including potentially fatal ones.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
- Blood tests
- Education and materials about avoiding or substituting certain medications
- Medical history assessment
- Medication challenges
- Patch testing
- Pharmacogenomic testing
- Skin testing
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Clinic staff spend a lot of time and resources preparing for each patient’s drug testing. Please read and fill out the forms linked below so you are ready for your appointment. Drugs are compounded specifically for each patient’s allergy test and cannot be used on another patient, so please keep your appointment.
If you have any questions, call the Drug Allergy Clinic at (615) 936-2727, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8-11:30 a.m. Friday.
Clinic hours for patients are 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays.