Advil is a commonly used painkiller. It is basically designed for children aged 2-11 years to releive small aches due to headache, toothache, arthritis, backache, menstrual cramps, and the common cold. It was introduced in 1989 as a prescription medication. However, it has been recently approved for over the counter sales as well, which enabled the parents to simply buy it from any drugstore or supermarket.
Problems Associated with Advil
Many over the counter ibuprofen based drugs including Advil have been connected to a potentially fatal skin disease known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Parents may feel it unbelievable that a popular and widely used medication such as Advil can cause an extremely painful and potentially fatal disease. But a number of Stevens Johnson Syndrome cases have been reported recently in connection with Advil. This includes the news of death of a 3 year old girl after taking a few doses of Advil.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome may start with non-specific symptoms such as aching,cough, feverishness and headaches, which can be followed by a red rash across the face and the trunk of the body. This can spread to other body parts as well. The rash forms into blisters and appear in parts like vaginal area, eyes and mouth.
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) is another form of SJS, which is also a potentially fatal skin disease. Both forms of the disease can be distressing and deadly.
Despite all these issues, the drug is still in sale with a label providing the details of possible side effects. According to FDA officials, the risks are too low to restrict the drug.
Advil lawyers have recently started investigation on the possiblity of an Advil class action lawsuit. It is likely that more lawyers will be preparing themselves for litigations relating to sufferings and diseases caused by Advil-like children’s ibuprofen based medications. Any parent, whose child is suffering from SJS or any other health problem after taking Advil or a similar medication for children, is advised to seek medical as well as legal assistance.
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