Medication Side effects

When I was first started on all the various meds I was put on, I went through and looked them all up and read all the side effects. I didn't stop with just one website either, because there is no telling who is sponsoring the information of any given website. I really looked and found out a couple of very interesting side effects of some regularly used drugs which no one talks about. I'm sorry that I did not note the URLs at the time for reference just keep digging though

Toperal; It can cause an arrhythmic event within 2 1/2 months plus or minus a half month. Actually the research article I read stated that IT WILL cause an event NOT MIGHT cause it. Doctors never say a word about it.

Lipitor:( the wonder drug) can cause cataracts to develop. Don't use Co Q10 because the drug ties up the same sites that the Q10 uses CoQ10 is similar to cholesterol.

Co Q10 is a wonderfully powerful antioxidant which is extremely beneficial to the healing process

Amioderone: will cause granular build up on your eyes. It's not just a possibility, it does. Interacts specifically specifically the vitamin B6

B6 and other B vitamins Help the body deal with stress, something all heart patients struggle with.

Spironolactone: Used as a transition medication for trans gendered pre and post op male to female sex changes. It is also a diuretic used on heart patients. Normal minimal therapeutic dose for a heart patient is 50 mg. That or less can also be therapeutic for women who are peripausal and not able to use hormone replacement therapy because of their heart condition.

Welbutrin: monitor or don't use cafine products with this drug. interacts with the caffeine and WOW...over the top wired ...

I also take Enalapril, lasix, asprin. I take 2 different forms of welbutrin which have different time releasing properties.

Thought I'ld share my findings and expereince.

Joy


3 Comments

Hi joy

by Peter.Nash - 2008-05-28 03:05:38

I really had to to laugh about this bit you wrote:-
"Spironolactone: Used as a transition medication for trans gendered pre and post op male to female sex changes. It is also a diuretic used on heart patients. Normal minimal therapeutic dose for a heart patient is 50 mg. That or less can also be therapeutic for women who are peripausal and not able to use hormone replacement therapy because of their heart condition."

I think you have it spot on >>>>I take this drug as a diuretic for my heart condition it is very good for enlarging the Boob's and I may add it was quite painful at first.... good job I am only on 25mgs.. otherwise if they put me on the full 50mgs I might be needing bra and a dress.. he he..... sorry to find it funny it just.. tickled me thats All......Peter.N

Amioderone

by lweiser - 2008-05-28 11:05:36

If you look at all the side effects and drug interactions of amioderone you will wonder why anyone would take it long term. One is that exposure to the sun may cause your skin to turn grey and it does not reverse after the drug is discontinued. My doc had me on pretty high dosage of this before my pacemaker was implanted. I would much rather have the pacemaker than the drug. I was given the insert from the pharmacy when I picked up my prescription, there was so much print that the font was so small it was illegible. Now I know why! Moral of the story-do your own research and talk to your doc about what you find.

Side effect statistics

by ElectricFrank - 2008-05-30 02:05:55

It is interesting how they use statistics to justify the meds. The cardio wanted me on Lipitor and said it would cut my chances of a heart attack in half. When I mentioned side effects he quoted the chances as something like 1 in 100. So I asked him what my absolute chances of a heart attack was if I wasn't on Lipitor. He sounded like a politician before congress. He had no idea. He gets his info from the drug saleman.

I have an office visit with him next week and I'm ready. I found a life expectancy evaluation on the Heart Association web site. With my current chlorestorol I have a 25% chance of dying of a heart attack in the next 10 years. If I take statins and lower it to the target value I have a 16% chance. Of course I am 78 so I am really worried (g). That 1 in 100 chance of a side effect problem doesn't look very attractive.

frank

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