Research Article

Side effects of benoxaprofen.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284 doi: (Published 08 May 1982) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982;284:1368
  1. C Hindson,
  2. T Daymond,
  3. B Diffey,
  4. F Lawlor


    A study was made of adverse dermatological reactions to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent benoxaprofen. Photosensitivity was seen in several patients, confined to wavelengths less than 340 nm. Other cutaneous side effects were erythema multiforme, the Stevens-Johnson syndrome, milia, and onycholysis. One case of pancytopenia and toxic epidermal necrolysis was reported. patients were not rechallenged with the drug, but these reactions appear to be true side effects of benoxaprofen.