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Mortin Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Stevens Johnson Syndrome, Blindness, Fatal Skin Rash

Motrin Side Effects May Result In Stevens Johnson Syndrome Lawsuits

Motrin | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Stevens Johnson Syndrome, Blindness, Fatal Skin Rash

The family of a 7-year-old girl sued the maker of Children's Motrin for failing to label the over-the-counter pain reliever with a warning that it could cause an allergic reaction that caused her blindness. The lawsuit states that the child suffered from Stevens Johnson Syndrome, a potentially fatal rash of the skin and mucous membranes which can lead to blindness. SJS causes a rash, blisters or red splotches on the skin, a persistent fever, swelling eyelids, and flu-like symptoms. In addition to her blindness and several eye surgeries, Sabrina Brierton Johnson is now extremely sensitive to sunlight and must be covered up to go outdoors. Jean McCawley, founder of Stevens-Johnson Foundation, whose daughter also suffers from the condition, said cases are typically under-reported to the Food and Drug Administration because the reporting system for adverse drug reactions is voluntary, not mandatory.

As the makers of Children's Motrin products, we are deeply concerned with all matters related to our products and we are investigating the situation," said Bonnie Jacobs, a spokeswoman for McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary that makes Motrin. Ibuprofen, a widely used pain reliever, is the active ingredient in Motrin, Advil and many other prescription and over the counter painkillers. Stevens Johnson Syndrome is associated with several drugs including Bactrim, Bextra and other drugs.

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