As you visit a doctor for your medical condition, they might use different medications or techniques to help treat you. From prescription drugs to medical devices, a doctor may have several options for you.
But, with each medication or device the doctor must follow the suggested usage for the product. It’s not in your best interest to use something that it wasn’t intended for. One example may be the use of Zoloft for premature ejaculation for men, although it’s intended to treat depression.
These off label uses are against federal rules and regulations and can put the patient in harm’s way. Side effects of the drug or device can be greatly increased when used improperly. But it is still very common. Among prescription drugs, nearly one-fifth of drugs are given for off label use. The responsibility to use a drug correctly lies with the physician. With their recommendation for you to use a drug or product off label, they are going against the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration. The main problem a patient will face with off label use is that you’re unable to seek recovery for a product you used incorrectly. The company cannot be liable for harm caused to you because you did not use it properly. Watch the video now to learn more.
To learn more about prescription drug laws, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.