Side Effects from Provigil
Provigil is a medicine prescribed to people suffering from narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea, both serious sleep disorders. Narcolepsy results in a sufferer falling asleep unexpectedly. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when a person does not breath properly, causing interrupted sleep patterns and possibly suffocation in some severe cases. Provigil was first manufactured and broadly distributed in 1998 to help people suffering from these conditions by regulating sleep patterns and assisting patients in remaining awake during the day.
Provigil may also be associated with serious side effects and even death. One such side effect that may result from Provigil use is Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), a progressive medical condition that presents itself as a seemingly harmless skin rash. Untreated, SJS may progress to a point where the skin literally peels off the body, presenting an immediate risk of infection. When the skin is perforated and unable to protect the body from infection, the victim may become very ill or may even die.
Attorneys for Provigil Claims and Lawsuits
Whether you have been diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson Syndrome or have experienced any serious side effect you believe is linked to Provigil use, please do not hesitate to contact a lawyer at our law firm as soon as possible. We can use our legal experience and resources to evaluate your case and conduct a complete investigation that allows you the best opportunity at bringing the manufacturer or doctor who prescribed Provigil to justice for their actions.