Side Effects Blog

The Side Effects Blog gives you REAL information about side effects that will make a difference to you.

Rather than just a long list of side effects, we tell you what you really NEED to know about the drugs that you are taking.

Aug 19, 2017

Reaction to Valium / Diazepam given pre- and post- op

My son was to have orthopedic surgery for a shattered tibia. Immediately before wheeling him into the operating room they gave him a form of diazepam.

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Aug 19, 2017

Paradoxical Drug Reactions Can Kill

I have lived with a paradoxical drug react for years. It was first discovered after taking codeine for an ear ache. The more doses I took the worst the

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Aug 19, 2017

Anxiety from compazine IV given for migraine

I was given a migraine cocktail containing compizine in the emergency room 2 days ago. Within 2 minutes, i was overcome with extreme anxiety and claustrophobia

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Aug 19, 2017

I am wired on Benadryl!

I took 50mg of Benadryl to help me sleep when I was working nights. I am a nurse and at the time I worked night many times I gave my patients Benadryl

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Aug 19, 2017

Tranquilizer made me panic.

I don't seem to remember the name of the medication. But it was not a typical tranquilizer. I just remember looking it up in the PDR (this was before the

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May 09, 2017

Paradoxical reaction the blood pressure meds?

I have many drugs that I get the opposite reaction to; like many stories on here...mostly sedative drugs bring me up. I am currently having a huge problem

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Apr 09, 2017

Achilles' tendon transfer thanks to cipro

After a year of diverticulitis with Cipro one of the main antibiotics used, end up with right Achilles tendonosis. 2 years later after physio, orthotics,

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Mar 14, 2017

I get the wiggles and a paradoxical reaction to compazine

I'm diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and unfortunatley frequent the E.R...there's two regional health centers in different counties both about 25 miles

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Mar 14, 2017

Paradoxical Reaction to Morphine

Been to hospital for severe pain. They gave me morphine. I've had it before administered in the hospital always the same. I get real jittery and it will

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Mar 06, 2017

Paradoxical Reaction from hell to Compazine..no kidding!

I am an oncology nurse and about 17 years ago for no reason I began to have these strange headaches, they literally would come from nowhere and last for

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Feb 13, 2017

A Story of Antidepressants Making Me Depressed

I have been on antidepressants for years and they almost led to me killing myself in the end. I barely survived and i am terrified of every new medication.

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Feb 07, 2017

I'm So Grateful You Published This Info About Levaquin

I was prescribed Levofloxacin (Levaquin) yesterday for a persistent sinus & lung infection. I always research a new medication prior to ingesting it, and

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Feb 07, 2017

Paradoxical Reaction to Reglan

Almost identically to the story above. I went to hospital ER after 12 hours of vomiting with stomach flu. They tried a different anti-nascea medication

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Feb 07, 2017

Promethazine Kept me Awake

I was prescribed promethazine hcl for a cough I have. Normally prometh is used for nasea, motion sickness, and acts as an antihistamine. I read many

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Jan 19, 2017

No withdrawal from long term use of opiates

I'm not sure if this is really a paradoxiical reaction or not. i have a botched ankle surgery three times, leaving me with alot of pain esp. when walking.

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