Zyloprim and Allopurinol
Zyloprim, generically known as Allopurinol, has been on the U.S. markets since 1966. Zyloprim
and Allopurinol are dangerous drugs used to treat hyperuricemia, which is a condition in which there is excess uric acid in blood plasma, and chronic gout. Gout afflicts an estimated 8.3 million Americans and is a type of arthritis that strikes with sudden and severely painful bolts of pain to the joints – particularly at the base of the big toe.
Zyloprim and Allopurinol are also used to treat kidney stones and protozoal infections.
Unfortunately, Zyloprim and Allopurinol have many serious and life-threatening side-effects
which include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
- Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
- Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS)
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and Drug Reaction with Systemic
Symptoms are serious skin conditions that cause unsightly and painful rashes all over the body and cause the top skin layer to peel away from lower layers of the skin.
Black and Asian patients who take Zyloprim or Allopurinol are at much higher risk of Stevens-
Johnson syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and DRESS syndrome. Black
patients who take Zyloprim or Allopurinol have an increased risk of serious side effects or injury five times higher than in Caucasians who take the drug, according to research
published in Arthritis Rheumatology. Asians who take Zyloprim or Allopurinol have an
extraordinary 12 times higher risk of potentially lethal adverse effects from SJS and TEN
compared to Caucasians.
There have been many Zyloprim and Allopurinol lawsuits filed as a result of patients developing serious SJS or TEN or DRESS injuries with some resulting in death.
Contact Scovern Law
If you or a family member have developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, Toxic Epidermal
Necrolysis, or DRESS Syndrome as a result of taking Zyloprim or Allopurinol, then you might
be entitled to compensation. ScovernLaw are experts in Zyloprim and Allopurinol cases and can
help you secure a recovery for significant damages. Contact ScovernLaw today at 1.888.725.1890 for a free consultation.