The FDA recently issued an official statement informing the public of rare but severe side effects that can develop after taking the drug acetaminophen, an over the counter (OTC) pain reliever and fever reducer.
After taking acetaminophen some individuals can develop Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This is a severe and potentially life threatening skin reaction that causes blistering and shedding of the upper surface of the skin.
Adverse and painful reactions can occur with first-time use of acetaminophen, or without warning for long-time users. If you develop any type of rash or skin issues after taking acetaminophen seek medical help immediately.
The FDA will now require that a warning be added to the labels of prescription drug products containing acetaminophen to address the risk of serious skin reactions.
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