Yesterday, the FDA listed nineteen types of drugs that it has flagged as potentially dangerous to consumers. From October to December 2008, the FDA’s Adverse Event Reporting System (AERS) has catalogued potential problems with each of the drugs. Of course, the FDA’s investigation is not complete; however, the goal is to notify consumers so that they can discuss their medications with their physician.
Choriogonadotropin alfa (Ovidrel)
Clomiphene citrate (Clomid)
Clozapine orally disintegrating tablet (FazaClo)
Darifenacin (Enablex) and Solifenacin (Vesicare)
Drospirenone/ethinyl estradiol (Yasmin)
Fibrin sealant, human (Evicel)
Imiquimod cream (Aldara)
Modafinil (Provigil) and Armodafinil (Nuvigil)
Orlistat (Xenical, Alli)
Tolterodine tartrate (Detrol)
Of course, if you or a loved one take any of these medications, talk with your doctor to determine if the benefits outweigh the risks.