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Defective drugs can be Dangerous

Defective DrugsUsually, the United States government does a great job when it comes to ensuring that the drugs that we are prescribed and ingest are actually doing what they are designed to do. Instead of helping a patient, defective drugs can cause even more pain and discomfort. There are a number of types of drugs which have been found to be defective. If you or a loved one is taking one of these drugs, or one like it, and you feel that they may have a defective batch, you should not hesitate to contact an attorney at the earliest opportunity. You should not only receive compensation, but you should make sure to preserve your health.

Antidepressants can have serious side effects and their administration should be closely monitored by a trained professional. Left unchecked, some of these side effects can be immediately life-threatening. Diabetes drugs also have a history of causing serious cardiovascular and other problems. There have been a number of lawsuits linked to the administration of these drugs. Heart disease and stroke drugs can also have similar side effects, along with muscle injury. Birth control drugs can also have serious side effects linked to blood clots. There are even some powerful antibiotics that can cause heart problems.

Some of the most extreme acne medications have been linked to side effects like suicidal thoughts and tendencies in a manner similar to antidepressants, and even Crohn’s disease and birth defects. Osteoporosis drugs can sometimes actually increase bone fractures and damage to the jaw. Dialysis treatment can cause metabolic alkalosis. Epileptic and antipsychotic drugs can cause a host of terrible issues.

So that list should make it clear. Whenever you are prescribed something, ask your medical care professional everything you can about the drug, the possible side effects and risks. Always know the risks and what to look out for and hopefully you won’t find yourself or a loved one in a life threatening situation.


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