If we got sick we were sick ... and we did get sick a couple of times and were thoroughly miserable. But having learned the HARD way about over the counter and prescription medicine we were unwilling to risk it.
Seizure drugs are known to cause SJS, Ibuprofen is also known to cause it. In fact, the box of the Ibuprofen has a black box outline on it inside that outline is the list of symptoms of SJS. Penicillin is a known cause of it as well, anything ending in 'cillian' is part of that family. Sulfa drugs are also a known cause.
I am part of a facebook group that is made up of survivors of SJS and it is horrible what they live with daily. Blindness, scarring, sun sensitivity, more reactions to anything can happen, changes in their taste buds and the list goes on. Their lives are totally changed.
Once Sheridan was diagnosed as having Stevens Johnson Syndrome, I came home and looked it up. I was completely disgusted. I was also completely stunned and sat and cried as my stomach churned with nausea.
All of the literature says the SJS is rare, It isn't as rare as they say. Doctors do not have to report a drug reaction so most go unreported.
The website I looked it up on is here. It is the Stevens Johnson Support website. Let me warn you about the images on this site, they are very disturbing.