Thanks to the Internet, it is much easier to learn about the dangers of taking certain medications in combination. However, it is still your doctor’s responsibility to ensure that the prescriptions they give to you will not have harmful consequences. Taking two prescriptions that are incompatible can have deadly results. Your doctor and pharmacist each must take appropriate measures to prevent exposing you to such easily avoided dangers.
While you are responsible for following the instructions that you are given regarding your use of prescription drugs, the chemical reactions involved are far too complex for a layperson to understand and be accountable for. If your pharmacist or doctor has failed to foresee possible dangerous drug interactions and you have suffered illness or injury as a result, contact the St. Louis pharmaceutical malpractice attorneys of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300.