The Ten Most Violence-Inducing Prescription Drugs...

January 2011, Xtend-Life Expert

Summary

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices recently published a study highlighting what is considered to be the top ten of most concerning prescription drugs that may cause violent outburt in patients. The ISMP even reports that some of these popular drugs may be linked to homicidal crimes.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices recently published a study highlighting what is considered to be the top ten of most concerning prescription drugs that may cause violent outburt in patients. The ISMP even reports that some of these popular drugs may be linked to homicidal crimes.

Amongst them are included some of the most popular daily antidepressants, Paxil (paroxetine) and Prozac (fluoxetine).

Concerns about aggressive drug side effects like this have been at the forefront of companies such as ourselves for a long time. This is why we try to advise alternatives that not only avoid such side effect potentials, but provide a potential for actual longer-term resolution, rather than just suppression of the problem.

As well as antidepressants, some of the other named drugs form popular insomnia medications, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs, a malaria drug and an anti-smoking medication.

Here is an excerpt from the article on the actual top ten list of drugs of concern in this area at the moment, for your information:

10. Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) - An antidepressant that affects serotonin and noradrenaline. The drug is 7.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

9. Venlafaxine (Effexor) - An antidepressant that treats anxiety disorders. The drug is 8.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

8. Fluvoxamine (Luvox) - A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) drug that is 8.4 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

7. Triazolam (Halcion) - A benzodiazepine drug for insomnia that is 8.7 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

6. Atomoxetine (Strattera) - An ADHD drug that is 9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

5. Mefoquine (Lariam) - A malaria drug that is 9.5 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

4. Amphetamines - This general class of ADHD drug is 9.6 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

3. Paroxetine (Paxil) - An SSRI antidepressant drug that is 10.3 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs. It is also linked to severe withdrawal symptoms and birth defects.

2. Fluoxetine (Prozac) - A popular SSRI antidepressant drug that is 10.9 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

1. Varenicline (Chantix) - An anti-smoking drug that is a shocking 18 times more likely to be associated with violence than other drugs.

Of course I and Xtend-Life always advise methods to help avoid the need for taking aggressive medications.

Prescription drugs have their place, for conditions of emergency or life-threatening situations, or in situations where natural formulations haven't or won't work (as with anything, natural or conventional, nothing works for everyone).

However, the majority of people taking these medications either don't actually have a real need for them (many prescription drugs are hugely over- and unnecessarily-prescribed), or have potential alternatives that they may not yet have explored that can avoid all the pitfalls associated with long-term medication taking – side effects, addiction, and further medication-induced health concerns.

So perhaps take a browse through our website info and product info if you are in one of these situations, or wish to help your health without getting into the medication route. Even if you are generally healthy, taking supplements to try to help protect your health, to avoid problems occurring in the first place, and getting general health and lifestyle advice (which we are happy to help you with also) is a good preventative measure.

Source: "Top Ten Legal Drugs Linked to Violence" by TIME

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