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Potentially cancer-causing ingredient prompts medication recall

Many residents of Louisiana rely on medications to reduce their blood pressure to help prevent heart attacks and other potentially life-threatening conditions. However, drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals recently recalled two popular blood pressure reducers because they contain too much of a chemical with the potential to cause cancer

Are expired medications dangerous?

All drugs, whether they’re over-the-counter or prescribed by a doctor, have expiration dates. Many people question whether drugs that have expired are still as effective or if they pose a threat when taken. The following information sheds some light on the thinking behind drug expiration dates, so you can make an informed decision on your health and well-being.

Can prescription drugs make you depressed?

After taking your prescription medication for a while, you might start to feel depressed. If you cannot discern any other apparent cause for your change in mood, you should consider your medicine as a possible culprit. Sometimes prescription drugs can alter a person’s mood, and if you were not expecting this to happen, you should consult with your Louisiana physician as soon as possible.

How can an expired drug be harmful?

You place a great deal of trust in your doctor and pharmacist when you are prescribed a medication, especially one that can cure an infection or treat a life-threatening medical condition. Unfortunately, there are ways your trust might be misplaced. You could be prescribed the wrong dosage amount or given a medication with a similar name that would have devastating consequences if you took it. You and other Louisiana residents might not realize that an expired medication could also adversely affect your health.

What are the hidden dangers of medication?

Louisiana residents trust the pharmaceutical industry to be providing medicines that are safe, or at least warn properly for all potential side effects. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. McGlynn, Glisson and Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to provide knowledge and support if you have been harmed by a prescription drug or over-the-counter medication.

What is a drug interaction?

There is no shortage of reasons that might lead a person in Louisiana to need a medication. Whether an over-the-counter or prescription drug, these substances can be very beneficial to patients but they also have the ability to end up causing potentially more harm than they do good. One of the ways this might happen is via what is referred to as a drug interaction.

Drug recalled but no replacement offered yet

People in Louisiana who rely on prescription medications to help them manage serious or potentially life-threatening medical conditions should be able to trust that the drugs they are given will actually help them not hurt them. Many things go into creating this level of trust including the reviews that should happen during a drug's trial before it is ever released to the market. Unfortunately, some medications are allowed to be legally sold and prescribed but then are later found to be potentially dangerous. In these situations, a recall may be issued.

What are signs you're reacting badly to a drug?

Louisiana residents take medicine every day for a number of reasons, whether it's for short-term or long-term illnesses, for allergies, headaches, or other health-related issues. However, medications for both preventative and prescriptive reasons can have equally negative effects if they're not produced or sold correctly.

Packaging error prompts drug recall

When people in Louisiana think about a problem with a prescription medication, they might be most likely to think about adverse side effects or negative interactions with other medications. Other problems that come to mind might include being prescribed an incorrect dose or being given the wrong medication from a pharmacist or other health care professional.

When a pharmacy makes a mistake

While making mistakes is simply part of being human, there are some that are more mountainous than others. When an error happens in the medical industry, it can result in catastrophic health concerns. Louisiana patients place trust in the knowledge and experience of healthcare providers, no matter their specific field or level of experience. How often do pharmaceutical mistakes take place, and what happens when a professional's knowledge or experience turns out to be substandard? 

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