4,065,474,343 – The Total Number of Prescription Drugs Filled at US Pharmacies in 2016

Top 5 most prescribed drugs and their side effects

Vicodin, Norco, Xodol( hydrophone-acetaminophen)

Drug Class: Opioid/Acetaminophen Combinations

Drowsiness relaxed and calm sleepiness Belching changes in mood difficulty having a bowel movement (stool) fear or nervousness feeling of indigestion hearing loss impaired hearing pain in the chest below the breastbone unusual drowsiness dullness tiredness weakness or feeling of sluggishness.

Synthroid, Levoxyl, Unithroid (levothyroxine)

Drug Class: Thyroxines

Chest pain or discomfort decreased urine output difficult or labored breathing difficulty with swallowing dilated neck veins extreme fatigue fainting fast slow irregular pounding or racing heartbeat or pulse fever heat intolerance hives or welts skin itching rash or redness irregular breathing irritability menstrual changes nausea pain or discomfort in the arms jaw back or neck sweating swelling of the eyes face lips throat or tongue tightness in the chest tremors

Delasone, Sterapred (predinsone)

Drug Class: Corticosteroids

Aggression agitation blurred vision decrease in the amount of urine dizziness fast, slow, pounding, or irregular heartbeat or pulse headache irritability mood changes noisy, rattling breathing numbness or tingling in the arms or legs pounding in the ears shortness of breath swelling of the fingers, hands, feet, or lower legs trouble thinking, speaking, or walking troubled breathing at rest weight gain

Amoxil (amoxicillin)

Drug Class: Penicillin Antibiotics

Abdominal or stomach cramps or tenderness back leg or stomach pains black tarry stools bleeding gums blistering peeling or loosening of the skin bloating blood in the urine bloody nose chest pain chills clay-colored stools cough dark urine diarrhea watery and severe which may also be bloody difficulty with breathing difficulty with swallowing dizziness fast heartbeat feeling of discomfort fever general body swelling headache heavier menstrual periods hives or welts increased thirst inflammation of the joints itching joint or muscle pain loss of appetite muscle aches nausea or vomiting nosebleeds pain pain in the lower back pain or burning while urinating painful or difficult urination pale skin pinpoint red spots on the skin puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes face lips or tongue rash red irritated eyes redness soreness or itching skin shortness of breath sore throat sores ulcers or white spots in the mouth or on the lips sores welting or blisters sudden decrease in the amount of urine swollen lymph glands tenderness tightness in the chest unpleasant breath odor unusual bleeding or bruising unusual tiredness or weakness unusual weight loss vomiting of blood watery or bloody diarrhea wheezing yellow eyes or skin

Neurontin (gabapentin)

Drug Class: Anti-epileptics

Clumsiness or unsteadiness continuous, uncontrolled, back-and-forth, or rolling eye movements More common in children Aggressive behavior or other behavior problems anxiety concentration problems and change in school performance crying depression false sense of well-being hyperactivity or increase in body movements rapidly changing moods reacting too quickly, too emotional, or overreacting restlessness suspiciousness or distrust

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