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What happens if you get the wrong medicine after a crash?

Getting a prescription after an injury can lead to potential problems you may not expect. This is especially worrisome after a car crash leaves you with significant health struggles.

Noticing the signs of medication errors after a doctor’s office visit can help you if you see that these symptoms are interfering with your daily life and well-being.

Name confusion

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, even one letter of difference in a prescription’s name can lead to you getting the wrong drug. If your doctor writes an incorrect name or misspells the drug you need, your health could suffer once you start taking the pills or medicine.

This error can be devastating if it happens because they are rushing to finish up your visit or because they are negligent about checking the labels. Since so many drugs look very similar, you may not realize what is happening until you have already taken multiple doses.

Missing details

Talking with a medical professional may be problematic if they are constantly interrupted or not fully focusing on you. When they forget to tell you how to administer your medicine or do not tell you about certain side effects that can be dangerous, you could be at risk for long-term health problems.

Potential adverse drug reactions

You may get medication for anything from hurt limbs to serious heart problems. When you are taking more than one medicine at a time, there is a chance that a new drug may cause a reaction that can lead to complications for you.

Being aware of all the ways that prescription errors can happen after you seek medical care for a car crash is important.


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