Worstpills.org has an interesting article posted on drug-induced diseases and the problem of adverse drug interactions. The article reports that more than 9.6 million drug reactions each year affect older Americans, and a study also found that 37% of these adverse reactions were not reported to doctors.
This may be, in part, because patients do not know that their symptoms are related to medications they are taking. It may also be because doctors are not communicating possible interactions to their patients when they prescribe a drug.
The article provides helpful information for consumers about the possible symptoms of drug reactions:
Mental Adverse Drug Reactions: depression, hallucinations, confusion, delirium, memory loss, impaired thinking
Nervous System Adverse Drug Reactions: parkinsonism, involuntary movements of the face, arms, legs (tardive dyskinesia), sexual dysfunction
Dizziness on Standing, Falls Sometimes Resulting in Hip Fractures, Automobile Accidents Resulting in Injury
Gastrointestinal Adverse Drug Reactions: loss of appetite, constipation
Urinary Problems: difficulty urinating, leaking of urine
If you or someone you know has experienced an adverse drug interaction or been a victim of a defective drug, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney with expertise in this area. Complete the form to the right of this page for a free case evaluation.