A drug used to treat acid reflux disease has been linked to a rare but serious skin condition known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and its more severe form, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) delayed release capsules now includes a warning of the risk of SJS and TEN in the Adverse Reactions section of its safety label. The updated label states that in post-marketing review, some patients taking Dexilant suffered immune system disorders including anaphylactic shock that required emergency intervention, and SJS and TEN. Some cases were fatal. SJS/TEN is a ... Read More
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