Dr. David Wetter, Mayo Clinic dermatologist, discusses various features of Stevens-Johnson syndrome based on an article published in the February 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. http://tinyurl.com/yalgw7e
Cephalon has notified healthcare professionals about new safety information for Provigil (modafinil). Provigil is used to reduce excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy and other sleep disorders. Provigil is not approved for any indication in children.
The revised labeling warns that Provigil can cause life-threatening skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Although benign rashes can also occur with this drug...
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