10 Medicinal Drugs You Didn’t Know Could Kill You



Antidepressants

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that affects your anxiety, sleep and mood. Low levels of serotonin lead to depression and high levels of serotonin lead to anxiety. Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are prescription medication used to regulate levels of serotonin in the brain, known as antidepressants. Antidepressants such as Lexapro, Effexor, Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac can cause akathisia. Akathisia is a condition that is characterized by continuous agitation, usually associated with suicide, violence and antisocial behavior.

Blood Thinners

Blood thinners such as Coumadin, Xarelto and Pradaxa are prescribed to prevent heart attacks and strokes; however, they also prevent blood clotting. Even the smallest cut or scratch can result in uncontrollable bleeding that can ultimately lead to death.