Definition and classification an adverse cutaneous reaction caused by a drug is any undesirable change in the structure or function of the skin its appendages or mucous membranes and it encompass all adverse events related to drug eruption regardless of the etiology. An adverse drug reaction can cause serious conditions such toxic epidermal necrolysis ten and anaphylaxis ten can cause severe skin damage anaphylaxis is a sudden life threatening reaction that needs immediate treatment ask your healthcare provider for more information on ten anaphylaxis and other serious reactions what are the signs . Adverse drug reaction a red skin rash due to a drug reaction an adverse drug reaction adr is an injury caused by taking medication adrs may occur following a single dose or prolonged administration of a drug or result from the combination of two or more drugs the meaning of this expression differs from the meaning of side effect as this last expression might also imply that the . Adverse drug reactions adrs can mimic a wide range of dermatoses with morphologies that include morbilliform urticarial papulosquamous pustular and bullous lesions thus drug hypersensitivity may have replaced syphilis as the great imitator of disease. Drug reaction skin rash and medication causing skin eruptions posted by dr chris skin rashes and adverse drug reactions skin rashes are one of the common drug induced reactions which usually becomes evident within days or weeks of starting a medication it is an adverse reaction to the presence of the chemicals in the drug
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