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Johnson and Johnson ordered to pay $63 million to girl who suffered severe reaction to Children’s Motrin
Consumer health product giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $63 million plus interest to a Massachusetts teenager who suffered a serious skin reaction and lingering medical complications after taking the pain reliever Children’s Motrin.
New warning of serious skin rash issued for antidepressant Paxil
A new side effect has been added to the safety label of the antidepressant Paxil (paroxetine) following reports that some patients who used the drug developed a rare but life-threatening rash known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
New warnings on anti-epilepsy drug Keppra
New warnings and precautions have been added to the safety label of the anti-epileptic drug Keppra (levetiracetam), alerting patients to possible adverse reactions ranging from psychiatric problems to serious skin reactions.
Anti-seizure drugs carry new black box warning
Two drugs used to control types of seizures now carry the Food and Drug Administration’s strongest warning for severe hypotension and cardiac arrhythmias. The drugs also carry a new warning for serious skin disorders including the potentially fatal Stevens Johnson
Water pill linked to hearing impairment, deafness
The prescription “water pill” Lasix (furosemide) has updated its safety label to include warnings of hearing impairment and deafness. The label changes were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and will go into effect immediately.
FDA considers expanding indication for Cymbalta; side effects SJS, TEN
A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee has narrowly voted to recommend that the indication for Eli Lilly’s antidepressant Cymbalta (duloxetine) be expanded to include use as a treatment for chronic musculoskeletal pain. The Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs
Cause of teen’s TEN remains a mystery
“For me, just being here alive is a story to tell,” Karyl Bell told WNYT-TV. In October 2009, the then-17-year-old unexpectedly developed a rash on her face. Her tongue swelled and she had trouble swallowing and breathing. Her condition quickly
Baby Julie mystery kicks off SJS awareness month
Discovery Channel viewers who watched a recent episode of Mystery Diagnosis were as stumped as doctors when the show featured the case of Baby Julie, a 10-month-old who began taking anti-seizure medication after suffering two seizures. Shortly afterward, her eyes
Dilantin, Lamictal carry risk of serious skin condition called SJS
The Epilepsy Foundation is warning people who take Dilantin or Lamictal to control their seizures that the medications can cause users to suffer from a rare but serious skin condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS).
SJS survivor hopes more doctors will learn about rare allergic reaction
Kisandra said she felt like a lab rat the day a team of doctors studied the blisters that had sprung up all over her body and pored through thick medical books trying to find what had made her sick. She