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SJS Ibuprofen

SJS Ibuprofen January 24, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Cambridge, UK One young boy in the United Kingdom knows all too well the pain of Stevens Johnson Syndrome. His allergic reaction to what most people would describe as a harmless medication almost took his life. Some patients, or their families, have filed lawsuits against the makers of drugs allegedly linked to SJS, claiming they were not adequately warned about the risks.
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Did Advil Ibuprofen Cause Teen's Stevens Johnson Syndrome?

Did Advil Ibuprofen Cause Teen's Stevens Johnson Syndrome? December 23, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Durham, NC It may never be determined what caused Carlton's Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Was it the Ibuprofen that was given to the 17-year-old boarding school student for sniffles and a fever? And was that Ibuprofen Advil Ibuprofen?
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British Boy 'Lucky to be Alive' From Stevens Johnson Syndrome

British Boy 'Lucky to be Alive' From Stevens Johnson Syndrome November 8, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Chelmsford, Essex, UK He is only 11 years old. And Calvin Lock's mother was convinced her son was going to die in the midst of battling Stevens Johnson Syndrome. The British family was devastated when their son was diagnosed with the life-threatening condition after taking ibuprofen.
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SJS A Parents' Nightmare

SJS A Parents' Nightmare August 26, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Chicago, IL It is every parents' nightmare: having a child fall seriously ill and not knowing what is wrong or what to do about it. That is what parents whose children develop Stevens Johnson Syndrome deal with. Many parents do not know about Stevens Johnson Syndrome, or the link between use of certain drugs—such as ibuprofen—and the development of SJS. All they know is that their child has suddenly become severely ill and something must be done to stop it.
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Teen Has Survived Three Bouts With Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Teen Has Survived Three Bouts With Stevens Johnson Syndrome August 16, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Painesville, OH Austin's mom suggests that her son's bout with Stevens Johnson Syndrome was brought on by a virus. And while Kelly Minnick appears to maintain that stance, she acknowledges in her blog that SJS can be caused by an allergic reaction to various over-the-counter medications. Austin's second of what turned out to be three journeys through the SJS jungle was initiated after ibuprofen was prescribed to ease the discomfort of a swollen knee.
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$21 Million Stevens Johnson Syndrome Award Upheld

$21 Million Stevens Johnson Syndrome Award Upheld May 7, 2012. By Heidi Turner.
Concord, NH For patients who wish to use Advil or any other drugs linked to a risk of Stevens Johnson syndrome, the risks of the drug may outweigh any benefits. That was the claim made in a Stevens Johnson syndrome lawsuit recently considered by the courts. For patients who want to use drugs like Advil, ibuprofen or a variety of painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, the pain of Stevens Johnson syndrome is probably far worse than the condition the drug is treating.
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Federal Judge Rules Motrin May Have to Warn About Stevens Johnson Syndrome

Federal Judge Rules Motrin May Have to Warn About Stevens Johnson Syndrome January 27, 2012. By Charles Benson.
Chicago, IL Johnson & Johnson must face allegations that it did not properly warn consumers that Children's Motrin may lead to the development of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a federal judge ruled, according to Courthouse News Service.
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome No Respecter of Age

Stevens Johnson Syndrome No Respecter of Age January 8, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Dallas, TX The drug may be different, but the outcome can be the same. We are referencing the horrific consequences of Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a condition often triggered through an adverse reaction to a common drug. The drugs vary, but Advil Ibuprofen is one such drug that carries—in some, but not all formulations—warnings against the potential for SJS.
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SJS Side Effects Terrible for Children

SJS Side Effects Terrible for Children December 23, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
Lincoln, NE There is never a good time for a child to suffer the horrifying effects of Stevens Johnson Syndrome, but being hospitalized with burns all over the body at Christmas seems particularly terrible. Stevens Johnson Syndrome, also known as SJS, can be caused by a variety of medications, although it has been linked to ibuprofen. This rare but serious ibuprofen side effect can be fatal and can cause permanent injury.
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Stevens Johnson Syndrome Changes Young Girl's Life

Stevens Johnson Syndrome Changes Young Girl's Life November 20, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA The family of a teenager whose life was forever changed by Stevens Johnson Syndrome is speaking out about her ordeal. The girl, who may have been affected by Motrin side effects—although the exact cause of her Stevens Johnson Syndrome is unknown—spent most of her summer in the burn unit at a hospital, recovering from her SJS ordeal.
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