Links between Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Debilitating Skin Damage
Calling it a “skin disorder” does not do it justice. SJS is a life-threatening drug-induced cutaneous reaction that can “kill or severely disable previously healthy people.
Initial symptoms of Dilantin Stevens Johnson Syndrome include:
- Sore Throat
- Flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, cough, fever and burning eyes
- Red or purple skin rash
- Shedding of skin
- Skin pain
- Swelling of the tongue
- Swelling of the face
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What Drugs Can Cause SJS and TEN?
SJS/TEN is most often caused by an allergic reaction to a particular drug. Some drugs commonly associated with SJS/TEN include:
- Antibiotics like Penicillin, Amoxicillin, and Ampicillin
- Sulfa drugs and drugs that include sulfa, like Bactrim
- Acne medications, like Tetracycline and Accutane
- Cold medications and pain relievers, like Tylenol (Acetaminophen), NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), like ibuprofen (Advil/ Motrin), and Tamiflu and Lamictal
- Seizure medications like Tegretol, Dilantin, and Depakote
- Gout medications, like Allopurinal
People with compromised immune systems, like those with lupus, the elderly, and children, have a higher risk of developing SJS/TEN.
How Do I Know if I Have a SJS Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has recently taken an over-the-counter drug or prescription drug and you have developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, you may be entitled to compensation.
In addition to compensation for pain and suffering, and permanent injury or disfigurement, monetary awards can help to:
- cover medical bills,
- lost wages and
- other financial losses,
- and/or funeral expenses
If you have a potential SJS or TEN lawsuit, call the phone number on this screen now, or type and send the website form.
Drugs linked to SJS
The following are drugs that have been linked to SJS:
- Children’s Advil/Motrin
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