What should the doctors know about medications that they are prescribing?
Should the medical profession that is prescribing medications be trained in all the side effects of the medication that is being recommeneded?
I think the doctors should know about side effects of the medications that they prescribe to patients because if you read the side effects of medications it seem to produce another illness. It is terrible for doctors to expect the sick patient to read the side effects before taking the drugs they have been prescribed to get better. I think if the side effects of drugs is more than what it is expected to cure, it should not be prescribed in the first place.
They should be aware of medications that work and tell the patient what they know. Many doctors get kickbacks from drug companies for trying free samples of drugs without much knowledge. My husband was a victim who took a drug and is now part of a lawsuit for side effect of bladder cancer.
Yes, doctors should know about medications they are prescribing. They should be aware of and warn you about any common side effects, tell you how the medication should be taken and when you should expect to see a difference. Further, they should not be quick to write out a new prescription before exploring alternative therapies or a specialist to see if the medication is the best option.
The best thing to do when seeing your doctor is to ask questions. This will help involve you in your own care so you can understand the expected outcome, things to watch for, and alternate therapies available to you.
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