Medical doctors are unaware of the dangers of drugs and are particularly unaware of the problems of the interactions of different drugs. Yet they still prescribe them.
It is always down to the consumer to be aware of problems. NEVER ASSUME that your doctor knows best for you. Everyone is an individual and have personal sensitivities.
There are a growing numbers of websites that indicate the possible side effects of every drug as well as the problems on the interaction of drugs. They may not be the last word and some do tend to err on the conservative side, but they do give you some indication.
Drugs.com offers both side effects and interactions.
Drugdangers.com helps keep the public educated and informed of defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are currently available on the market today. Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to prescription medications with adverse side effects.