The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – 9 Drugs with terrifying side effects.

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Drugs are good right? There to help us in our time of need. From headaches to back pain, pimples to birth control. We have come to trust and rely on our prescriptions, and in some cases you could probably even say we love what our drugs are able to do for us!

The side effects of several regularly fulfilled prescriptions can be downright terrifying though. You read that right, ‘PRESCRIPTIONS’, we are talking about the little pills prescribed by doctors, fulfilled through pharmacies, not the illicit narcotics we normally associate with danger. These aren’t hidden side effects swept under the rug, but as per FDA regulations are published within each container sold as well as this information being readily available.

Have a look at this list of 9 relatively common drugs with quotes and lists from the side effect portion on their inserts:


“Restless Leg Syndrome”

Side Effects:

“…hallucinations may occur …”

“…increased gambling, sexual, or other overpowering urges”


Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Side effects:

“coma or death”

“trouble swallowing”


Decreases symptoms from having an enlarged prostate.

Side effects:

  • Runny nose
  • Dizziness
  • Decrease in semen


Weight loss aid

Side effects:

“These changes may include gas with oily discharge, an increased number of bowel movements, an urgent need to have them, and an inability to control them.”


For the treatment of allergy symptoms

Side Effects:

  • Nasal sores
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Nasal fungal infection


Birth Control

Side effects:

“…benign but dangerous liver tumors. These benign liver tumors can rupture and cause fatal internal bleeding. In addition, some studies report an increased risk of developing liver cancer.”


Asthma treatment

Side effects:

“Asthma related death”


Anti-smoking aid

Side effects: