Is Your Medicine Making You Sick? The Top Medications and Their Side Effects

In October, 2021, 2 blood pressure medications were recalled by the FDA:

The United States Food and Drug Administration sent out an announcement of a recall last week for batches of blood pressure medication from Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. The batches of Irbesartan Tablets and Irbesartan and Hydrochlorothiazide had high levels of the impurity N-nitrosoirbesartan found.

N-nitrosoirbesartan impurity is considered a possible carcinogen, according to the FDA.

Read the article HERE.
A Doctor Measuring His Patient's Blood Pressure Using a Sphygmomanometer
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It’s critical we take a close look at our meds and how they could be affecting our bodies.

Common Medicine Side Effects

It’s important to know the various reactions that some medications could cause. A person could be feeling sick and take medication to feel better. What they may not realize is they are experiencing side effects from medication they are already taking. Here are some of the most common meds and their side effects:

Type of MedicationCommon Side Effects
Antacids (Treat hyperacidity)Constipation
Hyperacidity
Weakness
Diarrhea
Antibiotics (Treat bacterial infections)Abdominal pain
Bloating
Indigestion
Nausea
Vomiting
Loss of appetite
Antihistamine (Treat allergies)Blurred vision
Nausea
Vomiting
Drowsiness
Dryness of mouth
Decongestants (nasal congestion or swelling)Insomnia
Headache
Confusion
Dryness of mouth
Restlessness
Muscle RelaxantsDizziness
Low blood pressure
Increased irritability
Nausea
Vomiting
Anti-pyreticIncreased sweating
Abdominal pain
Nausea
Loss of appetite
Vomiting

How many people are taking medication to treat side effects from medications they are currently taking?

Other reactions from prescriptions drugs include heart palpitations. chest pain, irregular heart beat, anxiety, liver or kidney issues, etc. It’s critical people know what they are taking and talk to their doctor about any potential side effects.

This really shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Most meds already have many side effects that could be worse than what you took them for in the first place. Another concern are side effects due to interactions from other drugs being taken.

Focus on The Source, Not The Symptom

Some of the most popular types of medication include the following:

  • Insulin
  • High blood pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Anxiety
  • Antidepressants
  • Etc

These and other medications focus solely on the symptoms. While alleviating the symptoms might ease our discomfort in the short term, it does nothing to prevent the health issue from recurring. As a result, a person could be taking medication for years and still not get better.

The goal should be to take medication temporarily, and not need it anymore, but that’s often not the case.

It’s time to change your mindset when it comes to our health. Instead of relying on man-made drugs for a short term fix, it’s critical we focus on improving our overall health. This can be accomplished with a combination of diet, exercise, alleviating stress and getting to the source of our health issues.

Top Natural Remedies

Before man made medicines were available, people used natural remedies for treat various ailments. Here are a few common health issues and their natural remedies:

Health IssuePotential Natural Remedies
InflammationTurmeric
Pain and NauseaGinger
Pain reliefEucalyptus oil
Migraine and anxietyLavender essential oil  
Lethargy, fatigue, Ginger, mint, hibiscus
EarachesHydrogen peroxide, apple cider vinegar
InsomniaMelatonin

Here are four simple, yet effective ways to achieve (and maintain) good health:

The Bottom Line

When it comes down to it, taking medication every day is something we all should do. But the question is which type of medicine are you taking: medicine from the doctor, or medicine from nature?

One medicine is quite expensive, and may have some nasty side effects. The other medication might be quite tasty, has few side effects, is much cheaper and used for thousands of years.

Don’t wait until you’re sick to start taking better of yourself. In addition, if you’re currently taking medication, look at natural healing methods. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find.

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