Louisiana residents rely on medications for various issues in their lives. New medicines are being released all the time for a number of problems, as well. But what happens when those medications turn out to be dangerous or defective?
People who take medications should keep an eye out for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing recalls on medicine. These recalls can come for a variety of reasons, including:
- Newly discovered side effects
- Side effects that had not previously been warned for effectively
- Misleading or confusing packaging
- Side effects deemed too dangerous for the public
- A tainted batch of medication
The last reason is generally less common than issues having to do with side effects. Whether they're new or unreported from previous testing, these side effects can potentially have huge impacts on someone's health which is why recalls are important. Those who see that a medicine of theirs has been recalled should immediately stop its use.
For those who would like to keep themselves safe from taking dangerous medicines in the future, the RxList provides an entire working database of medications. Here, a person can check out the potential side effects and commonly known problems that other users suffer from when taking any certain medicine or supplement. Being able to anticipate what may happen can improve one's health greatly.
Considering how dangerous the side effects of medication can be, it's a good idea to take action quickly when it's suspected that medicine may be causing health problems. Additionally, it may be in a person's best interest to seek legal advice about medical compensation if a defective drug has caused temporary or permanent health damage.