Health Minister Warns Nigerians To Avoid Self Medication,sjs.

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    The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has said contrary to reports making the rounds, Steven Johnson Syndrome, SJS, a rare medical condition caused by adverse drug reaction, is not a new disease and it was not discovered in Nigeria.

    Adewole, who cautioned Nigerians to avoid self-medication and to be mindful of SJS, said the condition was first discovered in 1922 and could occur following use of prescribed drugs by medical experts.

    Issuing the warning weekend in a statement entitled: “Steven Johnson Syndrome in Nigeria: Setting the record straight”, the Minister encouraged Nigerians to always report every case of adverse drug reactions through the Pharmacovigilance unit of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

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