The Dangerous Side Effects of These Common Rx Meds Will Freak You Out

For most of us, taking prescription drugs is as routine as taking a shower. Today a whopping 60% of Americans pop pills for various ailments, according to The Washington Post.

Though getting a prescription from a doctor is commonplace, we should carefully consider what we put in our bodies. Here are 20 prescription medications with dangerous side effects. Both adults and children take a common drug that can impact sexual health (page 9). 

1. Vasotec

Man covers his mouth with his hand

Your lips and tongue may swell up while taking Vasotec. | Source: iStock

Prescribed for: high blood pressure

Who has it: 75 million Americans have high blood pressure.

As an ACE inhibitor, Vasotec relaxes your arteries, which prevents them from getting too narrow and raising your blood pressure. It can also be the difference between life and death for those struggling with heart failure. However, you may experience low blood pressure and liver dysfunction, as well as the swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Next: Your pee might turn purple if you take this Rx med.

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