Drug Side Effects
Many of the new drugs on the market for even minor conditions have extremely long lists of potential side effects and things to watch for when taking the medication. These side effects have all been detected in trials conducted for approval of the medication.
All of the listed side effects that are given for a drug have been detected in at least one person that took the drug during its trial period. The side effect has to be listed on the medication’s literature because it could occur again.
When a trial is conducted, the individuals that are chosen for the trial group are restricted to very strict parameters. The idea is to minimize the number of variables in the trial. Unfortunately, these strict parameters might not show how a person with other conditions will react to the drug. The situation can be further compounded with individuals who not only have other health problems but take other medications to control those problems.
The interactions between other medications and other health problems with the newly prescribed medication may lead to previously undetected side effects or even effects that had not even been experienced in any of the trials.
Contact a Cincinnati Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been harmed by an undetected side effect of a medication, contact a Cincinnati personal injury attorney from Stepleton Dugan, LLC at 513-321-7733 to discuss your case and to determine your legal options.