Stevens-Johnson syndrome, also called SJS, is a rare but serious problem.
Caution should be used when taking cough medicine containing dextromethorphan (DXM) as serotonin syndrome, liver damage, and other negative side effects have been reported.
SJS usually starts with a fever and feeling like you have the flu. A few days later, other symptoms appear, including:
- Painful red or purple skin that looks burned and peels off
- Blisters on your skin, mouth, nose, and genitals
- Red, painful, watery eyes