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The importance of brown bag check up

Posted on January 23, 2015 11:34 am under Medical Malpractice

Individuals who are dealing with chronic conditions usually have to take multiple medications in order to deal with their symptoms. Changes in your health condition, as well as check-ups performed by different specialists may cause your medications to be adjusted or replaced. These changes in your drug regimen, however, may increase your risk of dangerous drug interactions and magnified side-effects, which may put your health in great danger.

One sure way to prevent dangerous drug interaction and the potential duplication of side-effects is to set a brown-bag appointment with your doctor and your pharmacist, wherein you can discuss about all the prescription, over-the-counter, and natural (herbal) medications that you are currently taking. This ensures that all the drugs prescribed and allotted to you are safe and of the correct strength, dosage, and frequency.

Despite the patient’s effort, unfortunately, some physicians, nurses and pharmacy staff fail to be sensitive enough to consider the possibility of dangerous drug interaction and duplication of therapy and side-effects. To determine the possibility of taking legal action after being harmed by a pharmaceutical error in Wisconsin, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.