It’s common knowledge that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications can cause severe adverse side effects. While these kinds of drugs mostly are prescribed for people suffering from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, they have been proven to be the leading cause of Steven-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS). One particular brand of NSAID that is causing SJS is Daypro.
Studies have shown that people who took Daypro had a higher level of diagnosed cases of SJS and TENS than any of the NSAID drugs that were on the market in the first year of Daypro’s release. As far back as 1993 to 1997, patients that took Daypro suffered from more cases of SJS and TENS. In four of those cases, the patients died from their injuries or infections.
Some marketing reports also have proven that it was more likely for women that have a low body weight to suffer from severe adverse skin effects like Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis due to taking medications like Daypro. This is presumably because Daypro has a long half-life in women, which means that it takes longer for the drug to break down in the blood plasma in the body. As a result, more of the drug reaches the blood stream for a longer time period in women than it does in men. This is what causes the larger risk of the patient suffering from an adverse reaction to the drug that may eventually lead to Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis.
If you or someone you love is suffering from Stevens-Johnson syndrome or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis after taking Daypro, or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of SJS such as a red or purplish rash that spreads; blisters on the mucus membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth; or sloughing off of the skin, you should contact attorney Greg Jones for a free consultation.
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