FDA Approved: Doesn’t Always Mean Its Safe For You

Medical Malpractice attorney Sandra Bucha provides this blog entry.
Just because the FDA has approved a particular drug does not mean that in your particular situation it is the proper drug for you. I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials on TV that tell you the drug Xarelto can result in certain individuals hemorrhaging and bleeding which can lead to hospitalization and even death. The drug Celebrex that can result in kidney failure and death for certain individuals or even about the drugs Prednisone and Levaquin, that when taken together can actually, in just a single dose, result in tendon ruptures requiring surgery.
You can’t wait to hear about these drugs on TV. By then it’s too late. You need to ask your doctors, healthcare providers and pharmacists about all of the risks and complications that might occur from your taking any one particular drug.
When you pick up your prescriptions from the pharmacy, be sure to read not only the label instructions and precautions but read the package inserts as well. You need to be fully aware of the possible consequences of taking any particular drug. In the long run it is your responsibility to be informed and really in your best interests.
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