What Causes Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis?
In the 1970s, doctors began to notice that some patients were developing deadly Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).
Researchers began to hypothesize that drugs, including ibuprofen, were the common factor, and that although rare, some people were developing severe allergic reactions to the drug.
We don’t think it’s fair that consumers can purchase ibuprofen and give it to themselves and their children without being properly warned of its dangers. Pharmaceutical companies have not fulfilled their obligation to adequately inform their customers about SJS and TEN, and we believe they should be held accountable.
In the mean time, we’ve compiled a list of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs available over-the-counter that contain ibuprofen. Though not a comprehensive list, it serves as a starting point for you and your family when choosing medications. Be aware that generic versions of the products listed below also exist, so if you’re in doubt, check the drug’s ingredient list for ibuprofen.
•Infants Advil Concentrated Drops
• Children’s Advil Cold
• Children’s Advil Suspension
• Children’s Motrin Suspension Liquid (all flavors)
• Children’s Motrin Cold
• Junior Strength Motrin in caplets and chewable tablets (all flavors)
• Infant’s Motrin Concentrated Drops
• Dimetapp Children’s Cold and Fever
• Advil Tablets
• Advil Liqui-Gels
• Advil Cold and Sinus
• Advil PM
• Advil Migraine
• Advil Allergy and Sinus
• Motrin Cold and Flu
• Motrin IB
• Motrin IB Sinus
• Motrin Sinus Headache
• Dristan Sinus
• Sine-Aid IB
• Dimetapp Sinus
• Dayquil Pressure and Pain Caplets