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Most medicines are safe, although there is always the risk of having an adverse or allergic reaction. This is true for all types of medicine, including anesthesia. Examples of minor allergic reactions are itchy eyes, runny nose, or skin rashes. Other people may have a serious reaction called anaphylaxis, which can be fatal.
 
Your doctor cannot know if you will be allergic to medicines that you have never tried. But your healthcare team will gather as much information as they can to help prevent an allergic reaction. They will ask questions about medicines you are taking, about your health in the past, and if you have any allergies already. Tell your healthcare providers about all of your allergies. This information will help them pick the medicines that are best for you during and after the pneumonectomy.
 
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