For most of us, taking prescription drugs has become about as routine as hopping in the shower. Today a whopping 60% of Americans are popping pills for various ailments, according to The Washington Post. Whether you need a prescription for keeping chronic pain at bay or avoiding pregnancy, there’s a drug most of us feel like we absolutely must have.
Though getting a slip from your doctor to be filled by your pharmacy is commonplace nowadays, we all should be thinking a little more carefully about what we’re putting into our bodies. Here are 15 prescription medications that come with their fair share of dangerous side effects. Remember — just because it’s FDA-approved doesn’t mean your body will welcome it with open arms.
Prescribed for: This antipsychotic is prescribed to patients with schizophrenia to rebalance serotonin and dopamine.
- Low blood pressure
- Sexual dysfunction
- Muscle tremors and uncontrolled movements
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