Weird Side Effects Of Everyday Drugs


It's an acceptable part of life that drugs have their side effects. However, as a patient, you need to be informed of these side effects before taking the medicines. You should not have to suffer bizarre or severe side effects without warning. Consider these four examples of weird side effects that you may experience after using certain drugs:

Crying Spells

Acne is bad. It's even worse if it attacks you in its severest forms and refuses to go away under the onslaught of various medications. You have to deal with the pain, itching, and embarrassment – the latter can be especially bad if you are in high school.

The good news is that isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, can treat the severest form of acne. The bad news is that may come with bizarre side effects that you may never want to experience. Extreme side effects include:

  • Crying spells
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Violent behavior
  • Suicidal thoughts

Delayed or No Ejaculation

Sertraline is an antidepressant used to treat serious psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress. This is all good because these are all serious medical conditions.

Unfortunately, this drug also has its potentially serious side effects. For example, the drug can cause a sexual dysfunction characterized by delayed ejaculation or ejaculation failure. Other unusual symptoms of the drug include:

  • unusual weight loss
  • fast talking
  • unusual secretion of milk in females

Male Breast Enlargement

If you are a man, which would you rather have: enlarged breasts or a bald head? Well, you may have a say in the matter if you are bald and contemplating using finasteride. Although this steroid inhibitor may help you prevent pattern hair loss, it has some bizarre side-effects such as:

  • Breast enlargement and tenderness
  • Nipple discharge
  • Unusual weight gain or loss
  • Swelling of the lips and face

Loss of Smell

High blood pressure is a serious medical condition that needs to be treated as soon as it is diagnosed. Unfortunately, one of the drugs used for this purpose, enalapril, also has its share of weird side effects. For example, it may lead to anosmia – the inability to detect smells. You may want to forget about smelling your favorite roses while on this drug.

Note that these drugs may be available under different brand names. These symptoms may not occur to all users of the drugs, but you should still be informed of their possibilities. If you suffer any severe consequence after taking a drug, and you were never informed of its possibility, then you may have a claim under improper marketing. Talk to an attorney, like those at, to help you identify the appropriate respondents. 


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