Drug detox kits help people who have had an allergic reaction to a new drug get rid of the offending chemical, but they can be costly and difficult to use.
A new study published in the Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology looks at the potential cost and feasibility of anti-inflammatory drug detox-kit alternatives for preventing drug allergies.
The study was conducted by Dr. Rakesh Kumar, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago, and Dr. K.M. Rajasekharan, a researcher at the Centre for Medical Research, Institute of Medicine (CMRI), and at the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences.
They studied the efficacy of anti–inflammatory drugs in preventing the development of drug-related allergy symptoms in adults.
The researchers found that the most effective drugs tested were those used for anti–allergic drug detox.
“These findings suggest that the development and use of anti‐inflammatory drug products can be cost-effective and feasible for preventing the progression of drug allergy,” the authors write.
The authors also note that anti–virus drug detox and anti–drug allergy drug detox are currently the only options for preventing food allergy.
Drug detox is an effective and inexpensive therapy that helps people to remove toxic substances from their body, and anti-toxins are used in anti–malaria drugs and in other therapies to prevent the development or spread of infection.
However, the efficacy and cost effectiveness of antiinflammatory drug-treatments have been questioned.
A previous study showed that anti-fungal drugs used in the treatment of food allergy, such as carbamazepine, had only a modest effect on the development, progression and persistence of the drug-allergic response.
The authors speculated that antihistamines may be more effective.