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What is a dangerous drug?

Houston residents are prescribed thousands of prescription drugs each year by their medical providers. People need these drugs to stay healthy or to recover from an illness. But occasionally medication cause dangerous drug side effects to unsuspecting consumers. So what is a dangerous drug?

Many Houston residents take a prescription medication or over the counter drugs every day. These drugs help a person feel better or maintain their lifestyle. Modern medicine helps people live an active lifestyle with a high quality of life. Unfortunately sometimes a consumer can encounter a dangerous drug. A dangerous drug can be a medication that was not tested thoroughly by a pharmaceutical company or the medication was not manufactured safely. These drugs then cause unexpected adverse effects.

Some examples of dangerous drugs include Viagra and Pradaxa. Viagra is a popular drug among men for erectile dysfunction. But a dangerous side effects of the drug may includes the loss of eyesight in one eye. Pradaxa is another popular drug that is used to treat irregular heartbeats. But this popular drug has been found to have many complications including inflammation, headaches, heartburn and stomach issues. And the most serious side effect for consumers is an increase in heart attacks. One study showed up to a 33 percent higher possibility of developing heart disease while taking Pradaxa.

Consumers who believe they have been unknowingly harmed by a dangerous drug may wish to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in dangerous drugs. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

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