Recently I was contacted by a web site that devotes itself to making patients aware of drug recalls, black box warnings, side effects, and other details about prescription drug information as well as over the counter meds they may be using.
They would like me to send you to their web site for your safety and protection. I am happy to do so.
I just wanted to point out to you that drug companies do not research drug interactions.
Any drug interaction on record is available because some poor soul suffered from experiencing the bad reaction AND it was reported.
If drug companies spent money to discover drug interactions they would hurt their drug sales. They would make less money for their stock holders, and they are not about to spend money to make less money.
Please be aware that the profit of their stock holders is without a doubt more important to the drug company administration than is their concern for you.
The following statement is from DrugWatch.com.
Drug Watch: Accutane, Yaz & Heart Disease
By providing FDA alerts, drug interactions and up to date information about prescription and over the counter medications, we can ensure an environment where patients have the best knowledge on their medical treatment and health. The safety and protection of consumers and patients must be the focal point of modern medicine.
(As I said above, safety and protection must be the focal point, but the truth is that it ISN’T. Drug Watch.com is simply working to protect you as best they can.)
Two drugs that have recently been in the news are Yaz and Accutane. Both of these can cause several side effects, including cardiovascular problems.
DrugWatch.com educates visitors by providing access to a database of thousands of medications and associated side effects. DrugWatch.com is updated daily with news breakthroughs, information about medications currently involved in clinical trials, up-and-coming drug recalls, and Food and Drug Administration warnings.
(Please be aware that adverse drug reactions are only recorded if they are reported. As a consumer, it is your duty to report any adverse reactions you experience from drugs. If you don’t, others may not have access to the information. You can go to the FDA web site to report incidence of adverse reaction.)
YAZ & ACCUTANE
Drospirenone, known as “Yaz,” was approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on March 16, 2006 as an oral contraceptive to prevent against pregnancy, treat acne and treat the symptoms associated with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The medication contains the hormone estrogen and a type of progestin called drospirenone to prevent ovulation.
Yaz and Accutane both share several relationships, including: Continue reading article