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What is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome?

Couples in Louisiana who have difficulty conceiving may turn to fertility drugs to induce ovulation. These pharmaceuticals may help you to conceive on your own, or they may be the first step in the process of in vitro fertilization. In either case, however, use of fertility drugs may have unintended consequences, one of which is ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.

What should you know about defective drugs?

Louisiana residents like you take medicines for a number of things. Whether it's a medication for a life-threatening ailment, painkillers for headaches, or even eye drops to soothe redness and itching, there are many different products you use possibly every day. So what's so important about drug defects?

Critics raise questions about the safety of fertility drugs

Couples in Louisiana who wish to become parents but have difficulty conceiving may turn to in vitro fertilization for help having a child. However, even though IVF and similar fertility treatments have resulted in the births of eight million babies in the last 40 years, the Washington Post reports that the industry may be taking advantage of people's wish for a child by overprescribing the drugs associated with IVF and glossing over their potentially negative effects on a woman's health.

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.

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