5 Unusual Drug Side Effects


taking medicineDrug side effects which known by the public are nausea, vomiting, dizziness or palpitations. But there are some side effects of drugs which are quite strange.

Most people will take drugs which had been prescribed by their doctors. If all goes well, then the drug will work as they should.

But in certain people, sometimes taking drugs can cause side effects, whether the side effects are good or bad depends on how the drug is used.

According to HowStuffWorks, there are 5 side effects of drugs which is quite strange or unusual, which are:

1. Amnesia
This condition occurs when someone suddenly can not remember who or where he comes from. Usually the amnesia which is caused by drug side effects is not a total amnesia, but a short-term memory loss.

This side effect can occur in people taking  Mirapex drug used to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS).

Another drug is statin, which is used to lower cholesterol. Some researchers theorize that statins may block the formation of cholestero  required for the nerves. But this drug is still believed to have greater benefits than side effects.

2. Pain
Several drug functions to relieve pain in the body, but there are drugs that causes pain. People who consume antihistamine Allegra to cure the symptoms of a fever and other allergies, have a possibility of muscle pain and back pain.

3. Impaired vision and other senses
Some drugs sometimes cause a bitter taste in the mouth, but if the drugs leaves a bad taste or it can distort your sense of taste there is a possibility that it is caused by the side effects of the drug taken.

One of the drugs that can affect the sensory function of someone is vasotec, which is used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure. This medicine can affect all five senses, such as reducing the sense of smell (anosmia), disrupt hearing (tinnitus) and causes eye problems such as vision problems and dry eye.

4. Urine color changes
Urine color can indeed show if there is something wrong with the body, such as infection or iron poisoning. If urine is black there is a possibility of side effects caused by flagyl, furazolidone or other antibiotic drugs. A purple urine means that there is a possibility that it is a side effect of phenolphthalein drugs in a long term.

If the urine is green there is a possible side effects of elavil medicine and some antidepressants. Meanwhile, if the urine is blue there is a possibility it is a side effect of dyrenium, diuretics, or methylene blue drugs which is used to reduce the irritation caused by a bladder infection.

5. Hallucinations
This condition occurs when someone sees or hears something that does not really exists, hallucinations that occurs could be either visual or auditory. Some drugs which can cause hallucinations are mirapex and lariam, which was created to prevent or treat malaria in the U.S. Army.