Did you ever happen to read the side effects of the most common household medicine? There’s a whole list on the literature that’s provided with the medicine. If you happen to read it I can honestly say that you might even stop eating that particular medicine. But listing those side effects haven’t got anything to do with them actually happening really, they are only listed for legal purposes, you know, just in case they actually do happen. I once read the side effects to a common headache tablet. I will not get into a lot of details here but one of the side effects to eating that tablet was ‘headache’. Ironic isn’t it? This article describes the ten really weird side effects that you are probably seeing for the first time.
In order to treat congestive heart and control high blood pressures, more often than not, Vasotec is prescribed. While this drug can have an impact on all your senses, the one that takes the most severe hit is your sense of smell. Yes, this drug renders you incapable of smelling for the period in which you are under the side effect. It wears off of course. But wouldn’t it be weird if you can’t smell for an entire day or something?
Chantix is used to help one quit smoking; Mirapex is used for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and Lariam is used in order to prevent and even treat Malaria. All of these drugs can cause vivid dreams and hallucinations. These hallucinations and all can be as intense as to cause one to go psychotic. This happens very, VERY rarely though. You might see snakes going up and down the walls, people in your closets, dead bodies and might even hear screaming every now and then. Well, this definitely sounds scary to me.
Xeloda is one medicine that is used for the treatment of many different types of cancer. Following is an excerpt taken from a medical journal “The Annals of Oncology” and it describes a patients’ experience with this medicine.
“…The patient, only referred to as Mr. S, was taking the drug…Xeloda…The drug carries side effects such as chronic inflammation of the palms or soles of the feet. Known as hand-foot syndrome, it can result in peeling of the skin, bleeding and development of ulcers or blisters. It also causes the very odd and very rare side effect of making your fingerprints completely disappear…”
Although, the prints return after the medicine is stopped.
Folks you must be aware of the medicine that goes by the name ‘Viagra’ and I am going to go ahead and assume that you already know exactly what it is used for. It has served as ‘hope’ for a lot of men out there. Well, people who have used this medicine complain that they are not easily able to distinguish between colors. More specifically, they can’t tell blue and green apart. This phenomenon is called ‘blue-vision’.
If you’re losing a lot of hair, you are a guy and you are using Propecia, you might suffer from ‘gynecomastia’. What this means is that you might develop fully functional mammary glands and lactate. In simpler terms, you might develop breasts. How does being bald sound now? Out of curiosity, would you rather loose hair or would you grow breasts?
Consider what I am about to say before using Alli for weight-loss. I am not saying that it will happen I am only saying that it might happen. Taking this medicine might cause you to have uncontrollable bowel movements, loose stools and also oily spotting. Also, the company considers this side effect to be a minor one. I will not define what oily spotting is because it might ruin pizza for you. I know it did for me.
Are you taking Zoloft for treating your depression and other mood-based disorders? Well, get this; this particular medicine can give you an erection that can last longer than three hours. It’s nothing to be excited about by the way because an erection for this long a period of time is very harmful. But that’s not all. See, it can also cause a phenomenon that is known as ‘ejaculation failure’. Correct, this means that if you suffer from this side effect, you will not be able to have an orgasm. Talk about depression.
If you use Levaquin to treat bacterial infection you might go through some weird side effects. The rare side effect is called ‘phototoxicity’. That means that as soon as you step in the sun, you will get a side burn. Translation is that you would be more like a vampire without their super awesome powers. For the period of time in which you are suffering from this disorder, you will not be able to go in the sun, not without hurting yourself at least.
This particular side can be caused if you use Accutane. The medicine is used for the treatment of acne. Some of the side effects that this drug can cause include rectal bleeding, hirsutism (an overabundance of rapidly growing hair), psychosis, crying spells and even bone-fractures (this one is weird). However you should know that these side effects are really rare. But in case you are going through high school with acne and you mend to them using Accutane, things might just get really bad.
This particular side effect is cause by using Requip. This medicine is used for the Restless Leg Syndrome. RLS is a really annoying syndrome and it is caused by lack of proper blood circulation in the leg. Requip really does help. But this drug can also induce sexual and gambling urges in you. If you are horny, that is understandable, but you are horny against your will or you can’t control it, well, that’s just downright embarrassing.
Let us know in the comments what you think is the most weird side effect you have ever experienced?