With all of the over-the-counter medications that have been associated with the rare and potentially deadly skin disease Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and its evolved form, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS), one in particular stands out this week —Chantix.
Chantix is a prescription medication that is used to help patients quit smoking. If you have seen the commercials for it, you may already know that it is advertised as a quit smoking aid that doesn’t have any nicotine in it. On the surface, that sounds like an amazing breakthrough for wannabe non-smokers; however, almost as soon as the drug hit the market in 2006, severe side effects began to be associated with it. Among those side effects are SJS and TENS.
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), an organization that keeps an eye on various drugs and their side effects, was one of the first to list Stevens-Johnson syndrome as one of Chantix’s documented adverse side effects. This was reported in the ISMP’s report on the pill in 2008. Partly because of this report, many Chantix lawsuits have been filed against the makers of the drug, Pfizer, by experienced SJS attorneys like Greg Jones.
SJS is a severe skin disease that is known to cause symptoms such as a red or purplish rash that spreads; painful blisters on the mucus membranes in the eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals; and sloughing off of the skin in large patches. It is a very painful disease that can leave patients with permanent conditions including permanent blindness and scarring.
If you or someone you love suffered from SJS after taking Chantix, contact Greg Jones today for a free consultation. Let me help you recover money for your injuries. I will fight hard to help you file your SJS or TENS lawsuit claim and get you the money you deserve. I know how upsetting it can be to try to better your health only to find that the medications that you are given add to your health problems because you were not properly warned of the side effects. Call me today and let me help you with your SJS lawsuit.