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Possibly the most common side effects of any prescription drug are gastrointestinal issues, including nausea, constipation and diarrhea, because most drugs go through the digestive system to be absorbed. Other common effects include drowsiness, pain and skin reactions.How does prescription drugs affect your body?
Abuse of prescription stimulants, such as Ritalin® or Adderall®, can lead to feelings of hostility orparanoia . Further, taking high doses of a stimulant may result in dangerously high body temperature and an irregular heartbeat . There is also the potential for heart system failure or fatal seizures.What are the side effects of taking medication?
A side effect that occurs in one percent or more of people taking a specific medication is considered by medical researchers to be caused by that medication. Examples of common drug side effects include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, dry mouth, headache, itching, and muscle aches and pains. 1