Abilify, whose generic equivalent is aripiprazole, is an antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia. Side effects include an increased risk of tremors, diabetes, and other blood sugar disorders, such as hyperglycemia. It may also cause compulsive or uncontrollable gambling.
This is an acne medicine that may cause congenital disabilities such as malformed ears, head or face, impaired vision or hearing, and mental retardation. It’s been linked to more than 1,000 miscarriages and several thousand terminations due to severe fetal abnormalities.
Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, this drug has been the subject of lawsuits based on science connecting Actemra use and heart failure, pancreatitis, lung disease, gastrointestinal perforations, and strokes.
Thousands of people who once took Actos for diabetes have filed lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer after experiencing severe side effects, including a higher risk of bladder cancer.
This medication treats potentially fatal atrial arrhythmias. Amiodarone can cause pulmonary toxicity, liver failure, blindness, and death. It’s the generic form of a drug sold in the US under the brand names Cordarone® and Pacerone®. The drug was developed as a safety measure for patients undergoing heart surgery and is approved by the FDA to treat supraventricular and ventricular fibrillation.
Antibiotics Side Effects
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published research showing various antibiotic side effects and what may cause them. One of those reactions is the detachment of the retina, a part of the eye. Some antibiotics contain fluoroquinolone, which may cause the problem. Some medications with it are Avelox, Cipro, Factive, Floxin, Gatifloxacin, Levaquin, Maxaquin, Noroxin, Penetrex, and Sparfloxacin.
Antidepressants and Birth Defects
An estimated 23% of women of childbearing age take at least one antidepressant daily. One popular class is Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) which include Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, and Celexa. They may have severe consequences for an embryo or fetus.
Antidepressants and SSRIs
Antidepressants, particularly the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) class of drugs, are widely used. They are associated with a higher risk of bone fractures, movement disorders, suicidal tendencies, as well as a congenital disability, severe heart malformation, known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN).
Rosiglitazone, sold under the name Avandia, is used to treat the side effects of diabetes. Rosiglitazone may cause heart failure, bone fractures, back pain, weight gain, retinal vein blockage, and difficulty breathing. The drug may be responsible for more than 100,000 cardiac arrests.