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Dangerous Drugs

[ Tuesday, February 8, 2011 ]

When you take a drug prescribed by a doctor, it is usually assumed that the drug will help you recover from an illness or aid in the treatment of some medical condition. Some drugs, however, have dangerous side effects that can cause many more problems than they solve.

When a drug is developed, it is tested to make sure it does not cause dangerous side effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may still approve the drug as long as the dangerous side effects do not occur too often.

After a drug is released to the public and people begin to take it, it is sometimes found that the drug causes more medical problems than predicted. Just because a drug is approved by the FDA does not mean the drug is safe.

Sometimes, the manufacturers recall dangerous drugs because the side effects are too dangerous for people taking them. However, some dangerous or defective drugs are not recalled allowing the individuals to suffer serious side effects.

Side effects from the use of a dangerous drug can be devastating. Here is a small list of some of the more common serious side effects associated with dangerous drugs:

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack
  • Psychological Problems
  • Birth Defects
  • Kidney Failure
  • Cardiovascular Problems
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome
  • Death

There has been an increase of dangerous and defective drugs on the market recently because large drug manufacturers choose to release some drugs to the market, hoping to gain profit regardless of the people who are injured in the process. Here is a list of some of the drugs that have potentially serious side effects:

  • Bextra
  • Celebrex
  • Darvon and Darvocet
  • Fen Phen
  • Fosamax
  • HRT
  • Hydroxycut
  • Lotronex
  • Meridia
  • Ortho Evra
  • Paxil
  • PPA
  • Reglan
  • Rezulin
  • Serzone
  • SSRI
  • Strattera
  • Viagra, Levitra, Cialis
  • Vioxx
  • Zelnorm