The Other Side of Dangerous Medications

Recent development with medical technology allows for people to experience relief and satisfaction from the ailments that hinder them from being able to pursue their day to day activities. However, science is anything but infallible and there are quite a few drugs and pharmaceuticals that have been linked to certain conditions that have caused to worsen the victim’s state of life – in more ways than one.

On a more physical side of things, there has been a link with Benicar and chronic diarrhea or weight loss. The drug is meant to lower a person’s blood pressure, thereby decreasing the risk for heart failures or cardiac arrest, but its side effects are just as dangerous for any human being. According to several cases, as reported by  lawyers, the victims of the harsher side effects are rendered unable to fulfill their daily tasks. Chronic diarrhea could mean that the human body does not receive the necessary daily vitamins and minerals it needs in order to stay fit and healthy, making the body malnourished and susceptible to more diseases.

Another side is the more psychological aspect of drug intake that has effects that ripple and branch out to more than just one aspect of the victim’s life. These are the circumstances that surround any Risperdal lawsuit. Risperdal is a drug meant to treat schizophrenia, a mental disorder wherein the victims suffer from depersonalization or hallucinations, or bipolar personality disorder, and autism – as it is an anti-psychosis drug. There have been complaints about the drug, however, saying that some men who have taken it have cause to believe that intake of the drug has caused gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a condition in men who have developed an unnatural increase in estrogen, thereby changing their physical look, and this can be devastating for a young man who is already mentally and psychologically unstable.

That is why it is of the utmost importance that victims of these tragedies are given due compensation for having had to suffer through so much already and then having added stress to what was supposed to have helped them. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a defective pharmaceutical, do not hesitate in contacting specialized, professional, legal help in order to best know what to do next.

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