Navigation Links
Injury Law Firm Comments on the FDA Consumer Update Warning about Tylenol Side Effects like SJS
Date:8/26/2013

(PRWEB) August 26, 2013

According to a Consumer Update released by the FDA on August 1, 2013, Tylenol and other medicines containing acetaminophen have been linked to Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). These “are the two most serious skin reactions linked in rare cases to acetaminophen” and “they usually require hospitalization and can cause death.” These reactions begin with flu-like symptoms followed by a rash. In some cases, the rash can blister and cover large areas of the body causing scarring. Dr. Sharon Hertz, a deputy director at the FDA, stated that “it is extremely important that people recognize and react quickly to the initial symptoms of these rare but serious, side effects, which are potentially fatal" (i).

The FDA reviewed its adverse events database and discovered that there had been 107 cases of SJS and TEN resulting in 67 hospitalizations and 12 deaths. Based on this evidence, the Agency is requiring all prescription medicines containing acetaminophen to add a warning about skin reactions on their labels. The Agency stated that it would work with over the counter manufacturers to get similar labels on their medicines. Accurate and uniform labeling is an important part of consumer safety but many people may not know which over the counter drugs contain acetaminophen because the name is often shortened as “APAP,” “acet,” “acetamin,” or “acetaminoph” (i).

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated, “Fortunately, the FDA is finally recognizing the danger of SJS and TEN among commonly used drugs like Tylenol. Unfortunately, it is alleged that some drug manufacturers do not warn about these risks on the labels of their medicines. For many years nobody questioned the safety of Tylenol but recent reports suggest that liver damage and SJS are real dangers. Our law firm is investigating the possible allegations of manufacturing defects, design defects, and failure to warn and working with lawyers who are litigating these cases.”

Side effects of Tylenol can be very serious in some cases. People who have suffered liver or SJS injuries may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of consortium, or wrongful death. d’Oliveira & Associates has been investigating the link between widely used medicines and hypersensitivity reactions like SJS and TEN. The law firm works with some of the more experienced Tylenol lawyers, who are handling these cases, and there is no legal fee until a settlement or award is obtained. To contact the firm call 1-800-992-6878 or submit a contact form online.

(i) FDA Consumer Update, August 1, 2013.
fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm363010.htm

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11043687.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. UCLA Brain Injury Research Center gets NCAA funding for research on sports concussions
2. Why is traumatic brain injury increasing among the elderly?
3. Long-term neuropsychological impairment is common in acute lung injury survivors
4. Experts Offer Advice After Yankee Pitchers Trampoline Injury
5. Spinal cord injury researchers win Apple Award for article on niacin for dyslipidemia
6. Mild traumatic brain injury may contribute to brain network dysfunction
7. Injury-Linked Deaths Vary Widely Among States
8. Most occupational injury and illness costs are paid by the government and private payers
9. Diabetes drug could be a promising therapy for traumatic brain injury
10. Brain-Injury Recovery Varies Widely Among Children
11. Traumatic brain injury the focus of American Headache Society scientific conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... Medic ... Kids: The Surprising Truth about Pediatric Septic Shock” hosted by the Journal of Emergency ... at 2 p.m. Eastern time, will be presented by Captain Rommie Duckworth, LP, a ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... thinking of a visit to San Francisco , fall is a great time to ... , Business Architecture Associates is pleased to offer 5 days of training courses, available to ... for individuals, and as 4-½ day corporate package for up to 3 employees with the ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... ... Lowe is a sought after actor, and also serves as the host of the ... all aspects of life, and a new segment is being developed on podiatry, which ... is essential to people’s overall well-being, and if viewers have feet problems, they may ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... Wisconsin (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2017 , ... ... in clean label food ingredient solutions for the food and beverage industry offers ... in food ingredient statements during the purchasing decision process. As a result, labels ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Dymedix® Diagnostics, Inc., the leading ... had completed the first phase of building a global distribution network. To date, ... (ROW) authorized dealers specializing in polysomnography accessories. The company plans to expand ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2017)... Tenn. , May 4, 2017  A ... Infection Control, Ultraviolet-C light as a ... Tru-D SmartUVC,s ability to reduce bioburden on anesthesia ... bioburden reduction on high-touch, complex medical equipment surfaces ... surgical infections. "This study further validates ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... , May 4, 2017  A new ... thermoplastics and other highly-engineered materials, is being launched ... tubing has been developed in recent years to ... therapies and surgical applications. More expensive materials such ... produce microextrusion tubing due to their ability to ...
(Date:5/3/2017)... WAYNE, N.J. , May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... systems that contribute to quality enhancement and cost ... results from a study of contemporary practice demonstrating ... a first-line therapy for critically ill patients. The ... the Company,s newer large volume MEGA ® ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: