15 Rx Meds With Some of the Most Dangerous Side Effects

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.

1. Risperdal

man looking upset in bed with his girlfriend

Risperdal can cause some very undesirable side effects in men and women. | iStock.com

Prescribed for: This antipsychotic is prescribed to patients with schizophrenia to rebalance serotonin and dopamine.

Side effects

  • Low blood pressure
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Muscle tremors and uncontrolled movements

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