Approximately 29% of all American adults take five or more medications each day.

-Center for Disease Control ("CDC")

Georgia Dangerous Drug Lawyer

Pharmaceutical Drug Maker Liability

At some point in our lives most of us must take prescription medicine. We trust our doctors to prescribe safe medication to treat our symptoms. We trust our pharmacists to properly dispense our medication based on the doctor’s order. We rely on drug manufacturers to safely produce the drugs and test them before they are made available to the general public. And we expect that when the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves a drug, it is safe.

Unfortunately, that is not always the case. When this does happen, the unsuspecting patient can pay for a mistake or shortcut with his or her life or suffer such serious consequences that their lives are permanently and tragically altered. When this happens, you need the help of a Georgia dangerous drug lawyer.

How Do Dangerous Drugs Affect You?

When you take dangerous drugs, you might not think about how it might interact with other things you take. The FDA lists the kinds of ways these interactions can occur:

  • Drug-Drug Interactions. If you’re taking other medications, the dangerous drug could interact with it and produce new side effects. The FDA gives the example of a sedative and allergy medication that when taken together will make you drowsy and slow down your reactions which could affect your driving.

  • Drug-Food/Drink Interactions. Drugs mixed with certain foods or beverages could have reactions. Mixing drugs and alcohol could make you lethargic.

  • Drug-Condition Interactions. If you’re taking medication for other medical conditions, those drugs could interact in potentially harmful ways.

Prescription drugs can also interact with over-the-counter medicines. Your over-the-counter medication will have all the details you need included in the packaging. You can see the ingredients and their purposes, what you should use the drug for, warnings that give you extra safety information about the drug, directions, additional information, and inactive ingredients.

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