You have most likely been warned of the dangers of wrong medication. Ironically, there are good chances that you have never realized that the pharmaceutical companies themselves are sometimes making you the wrong medication.
In some cases, the company who created your medication may have attempted to hide the test results of certain possible adverse effects your medication could cause. Paxil is one such medication that has been found to have a possible link to breast cancer and birth defects. The company behind the creation of Paxil currently faces hundreds of lawsuits alleging that they hid the results that would have made these risks clear to patients and doctors.
You do not deserve to suffer through the mistakes or malpractice of pharmaceutical companies. The intent of this article is to bring you to an introductory awareness of how the wrong medication can cause injuries; an awareness of several instances where certain treatments available to you now – or treatments which you may have already experienced – may potentially be harmful.
Testosterone Therapy – Dangerous
Millions of men are treated with testosterone therapy. What these men likely didn’t know before they agreed to treatment is that testosterone therapy has been linked to heart attack, stroke, and death.
Though they have been FDA approved for decades, the FDA is now investigating testosterone therapies for this very reason.
Antipsychotic Drugs in Nursing Homes – Dangerous
Despite the fact that antipsychotic drugs should come with a warning label stating that the drug can increase the risk of death for patients with dementia, many nursing homes have been found to over-prescribe their residents with these medications simply because it makes them easier to manage.
Here’s the catch: many of the residents given this medication suffer from dementia.
Opioids – Dangerous
Here is a timeless example of how a drug was prescribed before anyone really knew how dangerous it was. What started out as a simple poppy became the deadly opioid crisis of today.
How did this happen? All too quickly. Doctors unaware of the addictive power of opioids began filling record numbers of opioid prescriptions. It didn’t take long for record numbers of patients to become heavily addicted to opioids. Today, this has become the opioid epidemic.
Eliquis – Dangerous
The drug Eliquis was created to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Yet while the medication might reduce the risk of ischemic stroke, it has been found to increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
Eliquis can make your brain bleed.
Dangers of Wrong Medication
Here is a list of the dangers of wrong medication thus far mentioned in this article:
- Breast Cancer
- Birth Defects
- Heart Attack
No one deserves to suffer any of those things.
Just because you are taking medication that has been prescribed to you does not mean that you are not taking the wrong medication. If you realize that you have been exposed to risks or injuries from using the wrong medication at no fault of your own, you should contact a professional drug attorney today. Research your medication, exercise judgement, and be safe.