What Happens If One Medication Has a Negative Reaction With Another Medication I Am Taking?
When prescribed properly, medication can boost a person’s health or help them feel better from a sickness or other ailment. However, there are situations that may arise when a person is taking two or more medications that have a negative reaction to each other, and instead of making someone feel better, they may not work at all or even make them feel worse.
Hodges & Foty, LLP is a law firm in Texas helping clients who have suffered due to a prescription error. We understand the trust that our clients place a high level of trust in the ability of medical professionals to safely prescribe the medications they need to improve and maintain their health. For that reason, individuals may have difficulty knowing where to turn for help when they are harmed by prescriptions that were negligently prescribed by their trusted healthcare providers. If you have suffered a negative reaction to a medication or medications that were prescribed to you, you may be owed compensation for any losses you have suffered as a result. If you have any questions, you can give our team a call at (713) 523-0001.
Signs That One Medication You Are Taking is Reacting Badly With Another
It is always important to take your medication as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. However, when a healthcare professional is negligent and does not provide the proper directions regarding when or how to take a medication, or if you were prescribed a wrong medication, you may suffer harm as a result of the medications reacting badly to each other.
When one drug interacts badly with another, it is called a drug-drug interaction. There are many different drug combinations that you should never take together, including but not limited to the following:
- Two or more drugs that share an active ingredient
- Blood-thinning drugs with NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Pills with antihistamines
Depending on the drugs you are taking and how they are interacting with each other, the symptoms of the drug interaction you experience can vary greatly. However, in many cases, individuals experiencing a negative drug interaction may notice the following:
- Increased side effects from one of the medications
- One drug does not seem to be performing as well as it was before or is not working at all for its intended purpose
If you have suffered due to a drug interaction that you believe occurred as a result of negligence on the part of a medical professional like your doctor or pharmacist, it is important you contact a Texas prescription error lawyer who can help you pursue justice and hold the liable party accountable.
Can You Collect Damages After Negligence Caused Your Negative Drug Interaction?
If you have suffered harm due to a negative drug reaction between two or more medications prescribed to you, you may have the right to pursue legal action. Whether the doctor you saw prescribed you medication without properly reviewing your medical history or if the pharmacy gave you the wrong medication, your prescription error attorney can help you identify the liable party and build a case that will allow you to pursue damages.
The damages you may be eligible to recover after a negligent party’s actions led to your negative drug reaction include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
To begin building your claim and to pursue justice after you suffered harm from a medication having a negative reaction to another, contact a Texas prescription error lawyer today.
Get Help From a Texas Pharmacy and Prescription Error Lawyer Today
Being injured as a result of negligence on behalf of a medical professional like a doctor or pharmacist can be upsetting for victims. If you have suffered because of a negative medication reaction caused by negligence, our lawyers will help you file a strong claim. The prescription error attorney at Hodges & Foty will fight to protect your rights, recover damages, and pursue the justice you are owed.
The prescription error lawyers at Hodges & Foty, LLP have over 40 years of combined experience helping clients who have been given the incorrect medication. Attorneys David Hodges and Don Foty are each a designated top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and are a part of the 1% of personal injury lawyers in Texas who are board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For a free evaluation to discuss your case, contact us here or call (713) 523-0001.