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Index to Prescription Drugs' Side-Effects, Manufacturers, Active Ingredients, Recalls, and Other News

Reactions from mixing two or more drugs in the body are called "drug interactions." A drug interaction can cause effects such as a rash, stomach upset or sleepiness.

Getting too much of one medicine is called "overmedication" or "drug overdose."

Older people are more likely to have drug interactions or drug overdosages because:

  • They are more likely to take a number of different drugs.
  • Their bodies use food and drugs slowly. This means that it may take longer for a drug to start working. Drugs also may stay in their bodies longer. This can cause too much of the medicine to be in the body.

Click on the links below to see side effects from many commonly prescribed medicines.

A

Adderall
Allegra
Ambien
Amoxicillin
Atenolol

B

Bextra
Botox

C

Celebrex
Cipro
Clomid
Coumadin

D

Depakote
Depo Provera

E

Effexor

F

Fosamax

G - L

Kaletra
Levaquin
Lipitor
Lithium
Lupron

M

Meridia
Methotrexate
Mobic

N - O

Neurontin
Nexium
Norvasc

P - Q

Paxil
Pravachol
Prednisone
Prevacid
Protonix
Prozac

R

Remeron
Risperdal
Ritalin

S

Seroquel
Synthroid

T

Topamax
Toprol

U

Ultram

V

Viagra
Vicodin
Vioxx

W

Warfarin
Wellbutrin

X - Y

Xanax
Xenical

Z

Zocar
Zoloft
Zyban
Zyprexa
Zyrtec

The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serieous adverse consequences, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.



Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD