A 50-year-old member asked:
Can taking advil (ibuprofen) cause stevens-johnson syndrome?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Uncertain (too rare): Stevens johnson syndrome (toxic epidermal necrolysis) is a severe, sometimes fatal, allergic reaction. It occurs in about 2-4 people per 1 million people each year. About half of the cases have no known cause, more than a fourth of the cases are felt to be due to infections by viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, etc... The remaining 20% or so of cases are believed related to a variety of medications.
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Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Can stevens-johnson syndrome be a side effect of ibuprophen or Advil (ibuprofen) / motrin?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
General Practice 33 years experience
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Last updated Oct 7, 2018
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