Why Does Medication Make Me Sick
Tip #3: Take the medicine at night, so you sleep through the queasiness. This is helpful with oral contraceptives or with prenatal vitamins because “morning sickness” during the first trimester of pregnancy can make it challenging to keep food and vitamins down. It can also be helpful with pain medicines. Many drugs can cause symptoms, such as short-term memory loss, confusion and agitation, that patients (and physicians) frequently mistake for dementia. The main offenders are anticholinergic medications, which treat a variety of conditions by blocking the activity of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
The New York Times reports that recently published evidence suggests a link between statins and type two diabetes. Statin therapy was associated with a 9 percent increase in incident diabetes in a study of 91,140 individuals. Furthermore, statins make no distinction between bad cholesterol and good cholesterol in the body.