Dilantin

Studies show that this popular antiepileptic drug, Dilantin, is directly linked to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS). Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) are unfortunate and terrible reactions that can develop into life threatening skin diseases. The reaction causes skin rashes, peeling, sores, and open wounds. Other symptoms include: swelling on your face; red or purple skin rash; skin pain; swelling of your tongue; peeling or shedding of your skin; hives; flu symptoms, and/or permanent eye problems.

Pfizer manufactures Dilantin which is a type of drug commonly used for treating seizures. Dilantin is also known as phenytoin sodium (generic) and a number of other drug companies make this form of Dilantin. Medications that are within both Dilantin and phenytoin families are Dilantin Infatabs; Dilantin Kapseals; Dilantin-125; Cerebyx; Fosphenytoin; Phenytek; and Phenytoin Sodium. Here are some common pictures of the various forms Dilantin and its generic equivalents are sold in.

Other side effects of Dilantin include slurred speech; mental confusion; insomnia; slowed coordination; nausea; nervousness; headaches; motor twitching; liver damage; hypersensitivity; toxic hepatitis; constipation; and vomiting.

It is extremely important that someone with symptoms of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) seek emergency medical attention immediately. Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) is often a deadly condition and therefore the earlier the disease is discovered, the better chance doctors have to address it.

FDA Video: Serious Skin Reactions in Asian Patients on Epilepsy Drugs

Attorneys at Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC continue to investigate and accept cases of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) that are related to Dilantin and other drugs currently on the market. Our SJS Lawyers have filed dozens of Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuits in the last few years alone and handle cases all over the United States.

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If you, or a loved one, has experienced symptoms or has been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS) due to the ingestion of Dilantin or phenytoin, you may want to contact our SJS Lawyers. Our Dilantin Lawyers can provide helpful insight with this devastating condition and suggest precautions you should consider.

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