100,000 Americans die from prescription drugs every year, while the Pharmaceutical companies are just getting richer. Pharma companies are killing people and making the ones who are living poor, and it is time to stand up.
Every year in the United States, prescription medication kills more people than car accidents. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) labeled it as an epidemic. The medicine that is being prescribed to people is almost poison! Almost all of them have horrific side effects and can be extremely addicting. People who are addicted to certain medications can experience withdrawal effects from not taking it. Symptoms of this include seizures, headache, aches, high blood pressure, and in extreme cases, heart attack and death. Prescription medication is nothing to play around with! Often times doctors are prescribing these dangerous medications to people who aren’t aware of the serious side effects. Someone can simply follow a doctor’s directions and it can result in a severe addiction.
Prescription drugs are a problem around the globe, not just the United States. However, The United States is the world’s largest addict. Americans account for 99 percent of the world’s Hydrocodone consumption, 80 percent of the world’s oxycodone consumption, and 65 percent of the world’s hydromorphone consumption. Those are absolutely astonishing statistics. Obviously, there is a huge problem, but a difference has to start one person at a time. It is very important to be aware of what your doctor is prescribing to you. It can be addictive, harmful, and have horrible side effects.
In this article, I’ve included 10 of the most dangerous commonly prescribed medications. Like I said before, it is crucial to your health that you are aware of the dangers of the medications you may be prescribed. The stats are alarming, the facts are chilling, and the people are rising. Be sure to watch out for these commonly prescribed drugs. They can be extremely harmful!
1.) Statins – Doctors commonly prescribe this drug to people who have suffered a heart attack or other cardiovascular issues. The drugs primary function is to lower a person’s LDL. This is also known as bad cholesterol. This drug can damage your liver and cause Rhabdomyolysis, a serious condition in which cells of muscles become damaged. Side effects of this drug are a headache, nausea, diarrhea, and rashes.
2.) Antibiotics – Antibiotics are probably the most commonly prescribed drugs. They are usually prescribed for colds and bacterial infections. Taking these can produce a condition called antibiotic resistance. This causes one’s immune system health to become reliant on the antibiotic and cannot fight pathogens without it. Side effects include vomiting, diarrhea, rash, vaginal discharge, and allergic reactions.
3.) Opioid Pain Relievers – The crisis of opioid overdose, abuse, and addiction, has been called the worst drug crisis in American history. Death rates rival that of diseases like AIDS. People die more from opioid drugs than car accidents alone. Side effects include constipation, drowsiness, nausea, and vomiting. It is very dangerous to consume these drugs with alcohol, sleeping pills, or antihistamines.
4.) Antipsychotics – Antipsychotics are extremely dangerous also. They suppress mental processes in people locked into a persistent psychotic state. Side effects include blurred vision, dry mouth, muscle spasms, tremors, and weight gain.
5.) Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) – Side effects of these drugs include drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, dizziness, nervousness, insomnia, diarrhea, sexual problems, and the list goes on. That is a lot of side effects! These drugs are usually prescribed to people who suffer from anxiety disorders and depression. It is a pure injustice to target those who suffer from such disorders for profit.
6.) Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) – These drugs are most commonly prescribed to those who suffer from gastrointestinal issues. Side effects include headaches, dizziness, rash, anxiety, constipation, severe diarrhea, and malabsorption of nutrients.
7.) Birth Control Pills – These drugs are commonly known as Yaz or Yasmin. Side effects can be birth defects, liver damage, suicidal behavior, hair loss, and blood clots. They can also lead to bladder cancer, Crohn’s disease, and heart failure.
8.) Diabetic Drugs – These drugs can also lead to Bladder Cancer. Actually, it increases your risk of bladder cancer by 40%! Avandia, a diabetes drug, caused 83,000 heart attacks from 1999 to 2007.
9.) Hormone Drugs – Taking Testosterone will increase a man’s risk of heart attack by 2 times! People have also suffered from strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular injuries. For men under 65 with preexisting heart conditions, the risk jumps 1 in 100.
10.) Acne Medication – Serious side effects of Accutane include inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, suicidal thoughts, and birth defects. That is a big price to pay for a clearer face! There are many natural remedies out there to help cleanse your face.