Study shows Plavix allergic reactions can be treated with steroids and antihistamines  According to doctors from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, treatment with a combination of steroids and antihistamines can alleviate Plavix allergic reaction symptoms.

Plavix is a widely-prescribed drug also known by the name clopidogrel.

Primary Investigator Michael P. Savage, M.D., director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Kimberly L. Campbell, M.D., cardiology fellow and lead author, presented their findings at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session on March 30, 2009.

Previous anecdotal studies had suggested that some patients can be desensitized to Plavix but this is hailed as the first systematic study for demonstrating drug allergy could be easily and effectively managed without discontinuing the drug usage after a reaction has been experienced.