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"Know Your Meds: A Guide to 75 Common Medications and Their Common Side Effects"

Medications are an essential tool for managing a variety of health conditions, but they can also come with side effects. While most medications are generally safe and well-tolerated, side effects can range from mild to severe and can impact a person's quality of life. Some side effects may even require medical attention or prompt a switch to a different medication. Therefore, it's important to be aware of the potential side effects of any medication you are taking, so you can take steps to manage them and make informed decisions about your healthcare. In this blog, we'll explore some of the most common medications prescribed today and the potential side effects you should know about.


  1. Acetaminophen: Common side effects include nausea, stomach pain, and liver damage in high doses.

  2. Aspirin: Common side effects include stomach upset, bleeding, and ringing in the ears.

  3. Ibuprofen: Common side effects include stomach pain, nausea, and headache.

  4. Naproxen: Common side effects include stomach pain, nausea, and dizziness.

  5. Diphenhydramine: Common side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, and constipation.

  6. Loratadine: Common side effects include headache, dry mouth, and nausea.

  7. Cetirizine: Common side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, and headache.

  8. Sertraline: Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and sexual dysfunction.

  9. Fluoxetine: Common side effects include nausea, headache, and sexual dysfunction.

  10. Escitalopram: Common side effects include nausea, dry mouth, and headache.

  11. Alprazolam: Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.

  12. Clonazepam: Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.

  13. Diazepam: Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.

  14. Simvastatin: Common side effects include muscle pain, nausea, and liver damage in high doses.

  15. Lisinopril: Common side effects include dizziness, headache, and cough.

  16. Metformin: Common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and stomach upset.

  17. Insulin: Common side effects include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), injection site reactions, and weight gain.

  18. Levothyroxine: Common side effects include weight loss, diarrhea, and insomnia.

  19. Atorvastatin: Common side effects include muscle pain, nausea, and liver damage in high doses.

  20. Clopidogrel: Common side effects include bruising, bleeding, and diarrhea.

  21. Warfarin: Common side effects include bleeding, bruising, and diarrhea.

  22. Omeprazole: Common side effects include stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea.

  23. Pantoprazole: Common side effects include headache, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

  24. Metoprolol: Common side effects include dizziness, fatigue, and depression.

  25. Amlodipine: Common side effects include headache, dizziness, and swelling in the legs.

  26. Losartan: Common side effects include cough, dizziness, and low blood pressure.

  27. Furosemide: Common side effects include dehydration, low blood pressure, and electrolyte imbalances.

  28. Albuterol: Common side effects include tremors, headache, and increased heart rate.

  29. Fluticasone: Common side effects include nasal irritation, sore throat, and cough.

  30. Montelukast: Common side effects include headache, nausea, and depression.

  31. Gabapentin: Common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and coordination problems.

  32. Pregabalin: Common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and weight gain.

  33. Duloxetine: Common side effects include nausea, dry mouth, and constipation.

  34. Venlafaxine: Common side effects include nausea, headache, and insomnia.

  35. Bupropion: Common side effects include dry mouth, insomnia, and agitation.

  36. Trazodone: Common side effects include dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth.

  37. Morphine: Common side effects include constipation, nausea, and drowsiness.

  38. Oxycodone: Common side effects include constipation, nausea, and dizziness.

  39. Hydrocodone: Common side effects include nausea, constipation, and drowsiness.

  40. Codeine: Common side effects include nausea, constipation, and drowsiness.

  41. Carvedilol: Common side effects include dizziness, low blood pressure, and fatigue.

  42. Digoxin: Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and irregular heartbeat (bradycardia).

  43. Amiodarone: Common side effects include nausea, constipation, and skin discoloration.

  44. Allopurinol: Common side effects include rash, nausea, and liver problems.

  45. Prednisone: Common side effects include weight gain, hyperglycaemia, increased appetite, and mood changes.

  46. Methotrexate: Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and mouth sores.

  47. Azathioprine: Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and increased risk of infection.

  48. Infliximab: Common side effects include headache, fever, and increased risk of infection.

  49. Adalimumab: Common side effects include injection site reactions, headache, and increased risk of infection.

  50. Metronidazole: Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and metallic taste in the mouth.

  51. Ciprofloxacin: Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and headache.

  52. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole: Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

  53. Doxycycline: Common side effects include nausea, diarrhea, and increased sensitivity to the sun.

  54. Fluconazole: Common side effects include nausea, headache, and rash.

  55. Paroxetine: Common side effects include nausea, headache, and sexual dysfunction.

  56. Escitalopram: Common side effects include nausea, dry mouth, and headache.

  57. Olanzapine: Common side effects include weight gain, drowsiness, and increased appetite.

  58. Risperidone: Common side effects include weight gain, drowsiness, and increased appetite.

  59. Quetiapine: Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and weight gain.

  60. Haloperidol: Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and muscle stiffness.

  61. Acetylsalicylic acid: Common side effects include stomach upset, increased risk of bleeding, and Reye's syndrome in children.

  62. Fexofenadine: Common side effects include headache, nausea, and dizziness.

  63. Hydroxyzine: Common side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, and blurred vision.

  64. Esomeprazole: Common side effects include stomach pain, diarrhea, and headache.

  65. Zolpidem: Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and memory problems.

  66. Lansoprazole: Common side effects include diarrhea, stomach pain, and headache.

  67. Glipizide: Common side effects include low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), weight gain, and nausea.

  68. Propranolol: Common side effects include fatigue, dizziness, and low blood pressure.

  69. Asenapine: Common side effects include drowsiness, weight gain, and extrapyramidal symptoms (abnormal body movements).

  70. Lithium: Common side effects include tremors, nausea, and kidney problems.

  71. Phenobarbital: Common side effects include drowsiness, confusion, and respiratory depression (serious side effect).

  72. Tamsulosin: Common side effects include dizziness, headache, and abnormal ejaculation.

  73. Finasteride: Common side effects include sexual dysfunction, breast enlargement, and decreased libido.

  74. Sildenafil: Common side effects include headache, facial flushing, and nasal congestion.

  75. Tadalafil: Common side effects include headache, back pain, and muscle aches.

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