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Given the serious risks of opioids, it is critical to dispose of any unused doses as soon as there is no longer a medical need for them. Learn how to do so safely by following the recommendations of the FDA.
Learn about the numerous prescription medications and some over-the-counter drugs that can cause psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations.
Numerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs can cause or exacerbate urinary incontinence. Knowing which medications prescribed or recommended by your doctor cause urinary incontinence will allow you to take steps to prevent or minimize this common, troubling adverse drug effect.
Recently published research strongly suggests that treatment of acute pain after hospitalization or after outpatient dental surgery is best achieved with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) rather than opioids.
Unused, unneeded or expired drugs in homes present a number of risks, including intentional or accidental overdose in humans (particularly young children). Learn how to safely dispose of these drugs.
In this article, we summarize the results of a recent research study showing that use of medications that have depression as a potential adverse effect is very common. We also identify some of the many prescription medications that can cause depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts or behavior.
Many adverse drug reactions are severe enough to cause serious injury, hospitalization and even death. Find out which outpatient medications are most likely to cause adverse events that necessitate a visit to the emergency room.
In this article, we review new evidence suggesting that long-acting opioids are associated with a higher risk of unintentional life-threatening over¬doses than short-acting forms of these drugs.
Recent research revealed that many patients consume alcohol while using drugs that may can cause dangerous side effects when combined with alcohol. Read this article to learn about the many ways alcohol can adversely interact with prescription and over-the-counter medications.
This second article about drug-induced dementia or delirium lists and discusses an additional 79 drugs that can cause these reversible kinds of mental deterioration. The two articles collectively review 136 drugs that can cause these serious side effects, especially in older people.
The authors of the study commented that their review of previously published medical studies supports their observations that some healthy adult patients in clinical trials developed ALT elevations when repeatedly treated with four grams of acetaminophen daily,which is within the recommended dosage range for the drug.
Research published in the December 2005 issue of the medical journal Hepatology found that the annual percentage of potentially fatal acute liver failure (ALF) cases caused by acetaminophen (TYLENOL) rose from 28 percent in 1998 to 51 percent in 2003. The article discusses the problem of alcohol and Tylenol with recommendations.