Woman develops life-threatening skin condition after consuming unregistered 'smart drug'
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SINGAPORE – The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) issued an advisory on Tuesday (Feb 6), warning consumers not to use the unregistered drug modafinil, after a woman in her 30s who consumed it developed Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS).
SJS is a life-threatening skin condition with blistering and severe peeling of the skin.
According to the HSA, the woman obtained the product, marketed as “Modalert 200”, from her friend, and was taking it on alternate days for more than three weeks to increase alertness for her long hours of work.