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The Top Pharmaceutical Drugs Causing Cognitive-Related Damage

Posted By admin On March 15, 2012 @ 3:59 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Mike Barrett
Prisonplanet.com
March 15, 2012

Pharmaceutical drugs pushed by the mainstream medical establishment are notorious for causing countless side-effects leading to even more problems. In fact, the average drug label contains 70 negative side-effects on average [1], with many drugs reaching the 100′s. Helping to make up the outrageous amount of side-effects caused by pharmaceutical drugs are brain-related side-effects, known to be causing serious damage to many prescription drug users.

The Top Pharmaceutical Drugs Causing Cognitive Damage

Collecting data from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, a company known as AdverseEvents, Inc. conducted a survey of pharmaceutical drugs potentially causing brain-related side-effects. In their quest, the company found more than 50,000 individual adverse event case reports linking to “common brain-related side-effect categories” such as:

  • Memory loss (amnesia)
  • Loss of libido
  • Compulsive behaviors

After analyzing the data collected, the company found which top drug culprits cause the greatest adverse impact on the brain. Used by thousands of individuals to ‘treat’ insomnia, a drug known as Ambien CR was the top drug linked to memory loss-related side-effects. Interestingly enough, it was recently reported that consuming sleep medication not only completely ignores the underlying problem of what is causing sleep issues, but also leads to an increased risk of cancer and premature death [2]. With about 41 percent [3] of adults diagnosed with insomnia turning to prescription drugs, it is imperative to pass along this information.

The top drug shown to lead to the most side-effects, causing inhibition of libido and more, is a hair loss medication known as Propecia. Other drugs making the top 25 count were commonly used antidepressants. Ingested by more than 1 in 10 Americans, antidepressants have also been shown to cause your arteries to thicken400 percent more than aging [4]. These pharmaceuticals, as shocking as it may sound, have even been shown to worsen depression [5] and cause suicidal thoughts [6].

As for causing the greatest amount of side-effects related to compulsive behavior, a Parkinson’s medication called Mirapex won the gold trophy. Instead of resorting to this medication, brain exercises have been shown to provide significant relief to Parkinson’s patients [7]. In addition, tai chi can improve balance and lower the risk of falls [8] in those suffering from mild or moderate Parkinson’s disease.

“This is a very timely and insightful report. While the warning signals in this report don’t necessarily prove a causal relationship, they are often the first sign of such a link. Therefore, it is critical for consumers and prescribers to be aware of such potentially adverse effects. Some of these side effects, such as loss of libido or amnesia, can have a devastating impact on a person’s quality of life,” P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., a professor and leading neuropsychiatric drug safety researcher at Duke University Medical Center said.

According to MarketWatch [9], the top drugs linked to amnesia are:

        Primary Suspect Drug       PRR             ROR
        ----------------------------------------------------
              AMBIEN CR           49.72           84.72
               AMBIEN             32.02           42.98
              NEURONTIN            7.81            8.29
                XYREM              6.86            7.22
               TYSABRI             6.10            6.35
             PEG-INTRON            5.71            5.94
               TOPAMAX             5.54            5.77
               LIPITOR             5.43            5.64
                PAXIL              5.13            5.31
              KLONOPIN             5.03            5.21

Top Drugs Linked to Inhibition of Libido:

        Primary Suspect Drug       PRR             ROR
        ----------------------------------------------------
              PROPECIA            167.29          200.10
               PROSCAR            84.01           91.69
               AVODART            44.03           45.96
          DEPO-TESTOSTERONE       37.19           38.62
                JALYN             26.04           26.72
             COMBIPATCH           22.63           23.14
                PAXIL             17.53           17.80
                BEYAZ             15.23           15.46
              ANDROGEL            14.18           14.37
               NARDIL             12.02           12.15

Top Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors:

        Primary Suspect Drug       PRR             ROR
        ----------------------------------------------------
               MIRAPEX            51.79           79.45
               REGLAN             42.17           56.61
               LANOXIN            25.47           30.67
               EX-LAX             14.45           16.01
               REQUIP             12.71           13.88
              PROPECIA            11.79           12.79
             LITHIUM QD           11.61           12.58
              REQUIP XL           10.67           11.47
                LUVOX             10.30           11.04
               PERMAX              9.84           10.51

This article first appeared at Natural Society [10]


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[1] 70 negative side-effects on average: http://naturalsociety.com/drug-labels-contain-70-negative-side-effects-on-average/

[2] increased risk of cancer and premature death: http://naturalsociety.com/sleeping-pills-lead-to-higher-risk-of-cancer-premature-death/

[3] 41 percent: http://www.ambiencr.com/docs/pdf/InsomniaStats.pdf

[4] 400 percent more than aging: http://naturalsociety.com/antidepressants-cause-your-arteries-to-thicken-400-more-than-aging/

[5] worsen depression: http://naturalsociety.com/antidepressants-found-to-worsen-depression/

[6] cause suicidal thoughts: http://naturalsociety.com/more-suicidal-thoughts-with-antidepressant-report/

[7] relief to Parkinson’s patients: http://naturalsociety.com/brain-exercises-provide-long-term-parkinsons-help/

[8] lower the risk of falls: http://naturalsociety.com/tai-chi-shown-to-significantly-help-those-with-parkinsons-disease/

[9] MarketWatch: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/list-of-top-prescription-drugs-linked-to-brain-related-side-effects-released-by-adverseevents-inc-2012-03-12

[10] Natural Society: http://naturalsociety.com/the-top-pharmaceutical-drugs-causing-cognitive-related-damage/

[11] Pharmaceutical drugs causing spike in diseases they supposedly treat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pharmaceutical-drugs-causing-spike-in-diseases-they-supposedly-treat.html

[12] U.S. Pharmaceutical Factories Dumping Huge Quantities of Drugs Into Public Sewers, Rivers and Waterways: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-pharmaceutical-factories-dumping-huge-quantities-of-drugs-into-public-sewers-rivers-and-waterways.html

[13] Follow the Trend: Batman Shooter James Holmes Was On Hardcore Pharmaceutical Drugs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/follow-the-trend-batman-shooter-james-holmes-was-on-hardcore-pharmaceutical-drugs.html

[14] Pharmaceutical waste runoff causing shrimp, other marine life to commit suicide: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pharmaceutical-waste-runoff-causing-shrimp-other-marine-life-to-commit-suicide.html

[15] Sacred herb turmeric may make at least 14 pharmaceutical drugs utterly obsolete: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sacred-herb-turmeric-may-make-at-least-14-pharmaceutical-drugs-utterly-obsolete.html

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