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The Little-Known Dangers of Motrin

The parents of a girl who went blind after taking Children’s Motrin have sued Johnson & Johnson, saying the packaging didn’t adequately explain the possible risks. The court case has drawn attention to the possible side effects of a drug most parents view as benign.

Stevens-Johnson syndrome isn’t something that most parents worry about, but it is a potential reaction which can lead to severe problems.

Side effect of the drug can include severe allergic reactions such as hives, facial swelling, asthma, shock, skin reddening, rash and blisters.

Los Angeles Times July 18, 2008

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