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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome After Armodafinil Use

Steven Holfinger, MD, MS1; Asim Roy, MD2; Markus Schmidt, MD, PhD2,3
1Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio; 2Ohio Sleep Medicine Institute, Dublin, Ohio; 3Center for Experimental Neurology, Department of Neurology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Switzerland

We present the case of a 21-year-old woman in whom Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) developed after initiation of armodafinil. Although this rare and life-threatening reaction is listed on armodafinil's label, no cases have been reported in the literature. This case, in addition to an update of the drug's label after post-marketing research, both support the link between armodafinil and SJS. Providers should maintain a high clinical suspicion for SJS when starting therapy to minimize associated morbidity and mortality by discontinuing armodafinil at the onset of first symptoms.

Citation:

Holfinger S, Roy A, Schmidt M. Stevens-Johnson syndrome after armodafinil use. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(5):885–887.




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