Medication and Side Effects

Sure medicine is supposed to make you feel better but you may want to look into their side effects.


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Patients who are taking the new anti clotting medication Pradaxa have a 33 percent higher risk of experiencing vascular complications such as a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome .

Yet even though there was an increased risk for experiencing a heart attack, the meta-analysis found that the overall rate of death was actually lower for those on Praxada, and that’s not the only pill with some scary side effects, some popular medications side effects are bizarre to say the least.

Ambien is commonly prescribed to treat insomnia, it appears this little pill does much more than sleep deprivation. According to early studies people that were on Ambien  began developing odd habits such as sleep eating, some having no memory of their odd behaviour upon waking. As time passed after taking Ambien you may get out of bed, while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing, and you may not remember that you did anything during the night.

If your looking for something a little less extreme to help you catch some sleep, try an alternative such as Sonata. The pill used by individuals who wake during the night and need to fall back asleep but this will only keep you under for another 4 hours.

Chantix is prescribed to help you quit smoking, but after this medications crazy side effects, you may feel safer going cold turkey.

Of more than 3,000 reports of suicidal behaviors or depression in people taking Chantix, Zyban, or nicotine replacement drugs they found that 90 percent of the reports were linked with Chantix. The FDA placed a black box warning label on the drug, which is the strongest warning the FDA can give out informing doctors and patients about the risks of depression, hostility, and suicidal thoughts. Serious neuropsychiatric events have been reported in patients taking Chantix as well as lenghty list of side effects including serious skin reactions, cardiovascular events, night terrors, insomnia, nervous system disorders, and eye disorders.

If you are looking to wean your self off Chantix, aim for a more noninvasive method, patch or gum, can increase your chance of quitting by 50 to 70 percent.

Ropinirole also known as Requip is used to treat individuals with Parkinson’s disease as well as restless legs syndrome, common side effects include constipation, dizziness, increased sweating, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. The medication guide lists falling asleep during activities of daily living.

Patients treated with Ropinrole have reported falling asleep while engaged in activities of daily living, including the operation of motor vehicles, which sometimes resulted in accidents.

Medical reports of 267 patients who were taking Ropinrole and found that due to the drug, nearly 20 percent of the subjects were documented with hypersexuality as well as experiencing the new-onset of compulsive gambling.

And although there is no cure for Parkinson’s, there are other treatment methods out there. If you are looking to avoid medication, you can always try a more natural route, exercising, walking, jogging, or biking can help ease the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s and improve a person’s coordination, motor function and manual dexterity.

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  1. True, good article. Sometimes people take meds without knowing or understanding the side effects, and think there may be more wrong with them. knwoing the side effects is important.

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