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DRUG AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENT PROFILES

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WORST PILLS, BEST PILLS NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

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Drugs That Cause Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
May 2021
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medications, which are used to treat schizophrenia and certain other psychiatric disorders, among other things. The syndrome also can be caused by certain other drugs used to treat nausea and depression, as well as by the sudden discontinuation of a dopamine agonist (drugs that are used most commonly to treat Parkinson’s disease).
FDA Sued for Dangerous Delay on Petition Seeking Stronger Drug Warnings
September 2019
In his editor’s column, Dr. Michael Carome discusses Public Citizen’s most recent legal maneuver to force the FDA to respond to our June 2016 petition seeking stronger warnings about the risk of compulsive or uncontrollable behaviors in the product labeling for a class of drugs known as dopamine agonists.
Preventing Heat-Induced Death and Illness
June 2018
This article lists practical steps to take to avoid death, hospitalization or other medical problems caused by heat stress. It also identifies over 100 drugs that can impair your response to heat and thereby increase your risk of heat-induced illness and death.
Gambling, Hypersexuality And Compulsive Shopping: Drugs That Make You Lose Control
January 2015
Find out which drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease, restless legs syndrome and the hormone disorder hyperprolactinemia can cause uncontrollable impulsive behaviors, including compulsive gambling and shopping, hypersexuality, and binge eating.
Preventing Heat-Induced Death and Illness
June 2012
This article lists practical steps to take to avoid death, hospitalization or other medical problems caused by heat stress. It also contains a list of 123 drugs that can impair your response to heat.
Review of Type-2 Diabetes Medication Liraglutide (VICTOZA)
April 2011
This article reviews the safety and efficacy of liraglutide (VICTOZA), a new medication used to treat type-2 diabetes.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
December 2010
The article describes the symptoms of the life-threatening neurological disorder neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) and lists 40 different prescription drugs that have been found to cause it.
Drug-induced Cognitive Impairment: Part 2: Delirium and Dementia
April 2009
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.
Serotonin Syndrome Due to Drug Interactions
April 2008
The article lists more than 30 prescription drugs that can cause the serotonin syndrome.
Can a Drug Spur Pathological Gambling? Link Seen to Some Drugs Used to Treat Parkinson’s Disease
November 2005
You should contact the prescribing physician as soon as possible if a family member with Parkinson’s disease who is being treated with a dopamine agonist suddenly changes behavior in regards to gambling. (see article for list of drugs)
Drug Induced Psychiatric Symptoms
October 2002
This is the first of a two part series on drug induced psychiatric symptoms that is based on the July 8, 2002 issue of The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. Regular readers of Worst Pills, Best Pills News will recognize The Medical Letter as a reference source written for physicians and pharmacists that we often use because of its reputation as an objective and independent source of drug information. The article lists the drugs and their psychiatric adverse effects.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM PUBLIC CITIZEN

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Petition to the FDA to Require a Black-Box Warning for Dopamine Agonist Drugs (HRG Publication #2328)
Public Citizen petitions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add stronger warnings to the labeling for dopamine agonist drugs (apomorphine, bromocriptine, cabergoline, pramipexole, ropinirole, and rotigotine) to alert doctors and patients to the risk of impulse-control problems and compulsive behaviors, including pathological gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping and eating.