Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Causes Serious Injury and Death

October 10, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients with a diagnosis of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome who take any of the over-the-counter or prescription drugs associated with this serious medical condition.
Damages
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome is a serious medical condition that typically results from an adverse reaction to a prescription or over-the-counter drug. Several variations of SJS exist, including erythema multiforme major and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Company(ies)
Pfizer Pharmeceuticals, Wyeth and others.
Additional Details
Over-the-counter drugs that can cause Stevens-Johnson Syndrome typically relieve symptoms of the common cold and allergies in children and adults.
Date
In 2006, the FDA required warning labels for Stevens-Johnson Syndrome on a variety of over-the-counter medications.