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Steven Johson Syndrome
Yes: Patients can recover from this syndrome if treated earlier and appropriately without significant comorbid conditions. ...Read more
Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?
SJS: Stevens-johnson syndrome is a rare, serious disorder in which your skin and mucous membranes react severely to a medication or infection. Often, stevens-johnson syndrome begins with flu-like symptoms, followed by a painful red or purplish rash that spreads and blisters, eventually causing the top layer of your skin to die and shed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite serious: Allergic phenomenon usually to some drug. A good example is sulfa drugs although there are many others. It affects usually the mucous membranes first but can go on to involve the entire body and can cause a rash in which the entire body can become red. If not treated early can be life threatening. Needs emergent attention ...Read more
Can steven johnson syndrome happen even if u only take a medicine once or does it require many times taking it?Does it go away when meds discontinued?
Yes: It can happen with a single exposure. The symptoms can be mild to severe.It will go away if the medicine is stopped but it may need treatment. ...Read more
Does anyone know when you will stop experiencing symptoms from steven johnson syndrome it has been 4 months now?
SJS: Sjs is a very serious and life-threatening condition. The acute syndrome can take quite a bit of time to heal and the long term effects can linger for an extended period of time. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stevens-johnson-syndrome/ds00940. ...Read more
Seek an alternative: There is an increased risk of stevens-johnson syndrome in persons using cox-2 inhibitors like Meloxicam (mobic). If you can use a cox-1 nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent instead. Stevens-johnson syndrome is a terrible allergic reaction to medication & can even be life-threatening. Once is enough. Discuss your valid concerns with your physician and use Meloxicam only if it is your best choice. ...Read more
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