4 Common Prescription Drugs; Are They Worth Taking?


We all willingly take whatever is given to us by doctors when we are feeling poorly. When we are feeling sick, we just want relief! It makes sense. But would we do the same if we really knew what these drugs were doing to our minds and bodies in the long run? We don’t think so.

Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are used to reduce the production of stomach acid. They work by blocking an enzyme that produces acid. They are commonly used to treat stomach ulcers as well as severe acid reflux.

 Some drugs have come under scrutiny, and a class-action lawsuit has been filed

But the side effects, even the most common ones, are quite severe. Rashes, vomiting, headaches, as well as more dangerous side effects like reduced kidney function,  have been reported while using this drug.

In fact, these drugs have come under scrutiny, and a class-action lawsuit has been filed. If you or a loved one is taking a PPI, you may want to see more information on proton pump inhibitor lawsuits.


For short term pain relief from headaches, Acetaminophen is great. But so is staying well hydrated with enough water. Use of Acetaminophen over a long period of time will drastically increase your chances of having a heart attack by 68%.

The risk really isn’t worth it just to rid yourself of the occasional headache, which can be prevented in the first place by drinking enough water every day.

Instead of taking Acetaminophen, try taking in more water on a daily basis

It’s so easy to get Acetaminophen from your doctor or even just over the counter at most stores; this leads to a lot of us to believe it must be safe when it’s so accessible. As we can see, this is definitely not the case, at least for your heart.

Despite this being common knowledge to those selling and prescribing the drug, Acetaminophen is distributed anyway. We think it is important that prior to taking the drug, people know what damage it can really do, then choosing to continue or not, once educated.


Vicodin is a pain reliever for both mild and severe issues. The most commonly prescribed drug in America because quite frankly, it works! Yet, what people do not know is that with the common use of this drug can come severe addiction and dependence upon it.

Many have taken it for an extended amount of time or been prescribed an incorrect dosage, leading to a need for Vicodin.

Common prescription drugs can still cause severe addition problems

Some of the side effects of Vicodin can seriously impair your daily activities, and these include: feelings of anxiety, drowsiness, confusion, and impaired judgment. We do not recommend you wholly trust the use of drugs which can stop you living your life as it should be.

If these side effects become lasting ones, then the pain relief which you initially treated will be comparatively minor against the mental effects which you are going to experience.


Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug, primarily treating especially painful menstruation periods and migraines. Although effective, Ibuprofen can severely damage your major organs.

Ibuprofen can be the direct cause of kidney and liver damage due to an adverse reaction to the drug or use for extended periods. We recommend that prior to self-prescribing this drug, you consult your doctor about the health risks which you may face.

Ibuprofen is an excellent pain-reliever, but also a risk to major organs

Internal bleeding within the stomach and bowels may also occur with misuse of Ibuprofen. An incredibly severe issue which would require an immediate journey to the hospital. Not really worth the risk to relieve a small amount of pain.

Our Suggestion

If you are to continue taking these common prescription drugs, then be incredibly careful with your dose and the duration of your use.

We recommend that using drugs like this should be your last resort to resolving an issue with your health. Many of the problems which these drugs solve can be prevented with a balanced diet and drinking enough water.

Asheley Rice

I am a pop culture and social media expert. Aside from writing about the latest news health, I also enjoy pop culture and Yoga. I have BA in American Cultural Studies and currently enrolled in a Mass-Media MA program. I like to spend my spring breaks volunteering overseas.

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