Just in from LifeHacker. For anyone who takes drugs…or loves someone who does.
DrugCite is a useful database of information about the
prescription and over-the-counter medication, allowing you to
look up the possible side effects of specific drugs and see
statistics about their reported problems.
If you were to look up the allergy medicine Allegra, you’d find that
the highest number of problems with the drug were reported
around 2005, and that the majority of problems were neurological.
DrugCite provides simple graphs that break down the number of
reported issues related to the medicine in question and
cross-reference that information to provide other useful statistics.
Since some of us are so desperate for the relief a drug or medication
offers, it’s natural to turn a blind eye to side effects. Until it’s too late.
There are alternatives. Sometimes the fix is worse than the problem.