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Category: Dangerous Drugs


November 22, 2019

People experiencing heartburn, acid indigestion or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who take Zantac or ranitidine products to relieve their symptoms may be at risk for cancer from exposure to N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a known human carcinogen.

Zantac, the popular heartburn drug used by millions of people across… Read More> Comments Off on Zantac


October 16, 2019

Women who take the narcolepsy drugs Provigil or Nuvigil while pregnant may increase their risk of giving birth to a baby with serious birth defects, such as cleft lip, cleft palate, hypospadias, microcephaly or congenital heart malformations.

Pregnant women or women of childbearing age who… Read More> Comments Off on Provigil/Nuvigil


October 14, 2019

MS patients treated with Lemtrada may be at risk for serious and potentially fatal side effects, including stroke and arterial dissections occurring in the head or neck.

Lemtrada is an FDA-approved disease-modifying treatment designed to slow down the progression of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). Because of its… Read More> Comments Off on Lemtrada


October 8, 2019

Patients who use the arthritis and ulcerative colitis drug Xeljanz may face an increased risk of potentially life-threatening blood clots possibly leading to pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis.

Xeljanz is a prescribed medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PSA) and… Read More> Comments Off on Xeljanz

Valsartan and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

April 30, 2019

Batches of Valsartan and similar blood pressure medications manufactured in China and India were found to be contaminated with carcinogenic chemicals that are known to cause cancer or liver damage in users.

Hundreds of products containing Valsartan, a popular drug for treating high… Read More> Comments Off on Valsartan and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

TDF-Based HIV Drugs

February 4, 2019

Possible side effects of TDF-based antiretroviral drugs include kidney disease, bone fractures, bone density loss and other serious side effects in individuals with HIV.

Some of the best-selling HIV medications in the world have been linked to a host of serious side effects ranging from kidney damage and kidney failure…

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April 30, 2018

Possible side effects of Nuplazid treatment for Parkinson’s-related psychosis may include worsened hallucinations or delusions or even wrongful death.

For many Parkinson’s patients and loved ones who were desperate for a reprieve from psychosis, hallucinations and delusions associated with the advanced stages of the disease, the FDA’s approval of Nuplazid…

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