Beta Blockers 

  • Metoprolol 
  • Bisprolol
  • Labetolol 
  • Atenolol
  • Nebivolol 
  • Propranolol 

 Common side effects from these drugs are:  Slow heart rate, dizziness, fatigue, depression, weight gain

Calcium Channel Blockers

  • Nifedipine 
  • Amlodipine 
  • Veapamil 
  • Diltiazem 

Common side effects from these drugs are: quickened heart rate, extremity edema, dizziness, fatigue, constipation

 

ACE Inhibitors 

  • Benazepril 
  • Enalapril 
  • Ramipril 
  • Lisinopril 
  • Perindopril 

Common side effects from these drugs are: dry cough, dizziness, fatigue, angioedema, high potassium

Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs)

  • Losartan 
  • Irbesartan 
  • Olmesartan 
  • Valsartan 
  • Telmisartan 
  • Candesartan 

Common side effects from these drugs are: dizziness, fatigue, high potassium

Examples of oral thiazide diuretics include:

  • Chlorothiazide 
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Hydrochlorothiazide 
  • Indapamide
  • Metolazone

Common side effects from these drugs are: dizziness, dehydration, low sodium, potassium levels, high calcium levels

Examples of loop diuretics include:

  • Bumetanide 
  • Ethacrynic acid 
  • Furosemide 
  • Torsemide 

Common side effects from these drugs are: dizziness, dehydration, low potassium levels

 

Examples of potassium-sparing diuretics include:

  • Amiloride
  • Eplerenone 
  • Spironolactone 
  • Triamterene 

Common side effects from these drugs are: dizziness, dehydration, high potassium levels, gynecomastia

    • Hydralazine 
    • Clonidine 
    • Guanfacine 
    • Minoxidil 
    • Methyl-Dopa 

    Common side effects from these drugs are: dizziness, rapid heart rate, excessive hair growth, flushing, edema

Alpha Blockers 

  • Alfuzosin
  • Doxazosin
  • Tamsulosin 

Common side effects from these drugs are: dizziness 

5-alpha reductase inhibitors 

  • Finasteride
  • Dutasteride 

Common side effects from these drugs are: Retrograde ejaculation, erectile dysfunction

Hyperkalemia Treatment 

  • Patiromer 

Common side effects from these drugs are: may cause constipation 

  • Kayexalate 

Common side effects from these drugs are: may cause diarrhea

Anemia 

  • Ferrous sulphate oral 

Common side effects from these drugs are: may cause constipation, black tarry stools 

  • Iron sucrose 

Common side effects from these drugs are: flushing, bloating, dizziness

Low Sodium Disorders 

  • Salt tablets 

Common side effects from these drugs are: swelling, hypertension, edema, shortness of breath, thirst 

  • Tolvaptan 

Common side effects from these drugs are: thirst, polyuria, dehydration

Low Magnesium 

  • Magnesium citrate po 

Common side effects from these drugs are: diarrhea 

  • Magnesium oxide iv 

Common side effects from these drugs are: weakness, nausea and vomiting

 

High Phosphorous 

  • Calcium acetate 
  • Calcium carbonate 
  • sevelamer 
  • lanthanum carbonate 
  • ferric citrate 
  • aluminum hydroxide 
  • sucroferric oxyhydroxide 

Common side effects from these drugs are: nausea, vomiting, indegestion, diarrhea, constipation

Vitamin D Analogues 

  • Calcitriol 
  • paricalcitol 
  • doxercalciferol 

Common side effects from these drugs are: high calcium

  • Calcimimetics 
  • Cinicalcet

Common side effects from these drugs are: low calcium, nausea, vomiting

  • Etelcalcetide 

Common side effects from these drugs are: low calcium, nausea, headache, diarrhea

  • Allopurinol 

Common side effects from these drugs are:  skin rash, nausea and vomiting

  • Colchicine 

Common side effects from these drugs are: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting

  • Probenecid 

Common side effects from these drugs are: diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, headache

  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Gemifloxacin
  • Levofloxacin
  • Moxifloxacin

Common side effects from these drugs are: tendonitis, tendon rupture, arthralgia, pain in extremities, gait disturbance, neuropathies associated with paraesthesia, depression, fatigue, memory impairment, sleep disorders, and impaired hearing, vision, taste and smell

  • Cephalosporins 
  • Cephalexin
  • Cefazolin
  • Cefdinir
  • Cefuroxime
  • Cefepime
  • Cetriaxone  

Common side effects from these drugs are: stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, yeast infection or oral thrush, dizziness.


Macrolides 

  • Erythromycin
    Azithromycin
  • Clarithromycin

Common side effects from these drugs are: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and ringing or buzzing in the ears (tinnitus). Serious side effects, including allergic reaction and cholestatic hepatitis (inflammation and congestion of bile ducts in the liver), are generally associated only with the use of erythromycin

  • Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim

Common side effects from these drugs are: loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, painful or swollen tongue, dizziness, spinning sensation, ringing in your ears, tiredness

  • Penicillins

Common side effects from these drugs are: nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhea, 

black hairy tongue.

  • Metronidazole

Common side effects from these drugs are: dizziness, headache, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, or metallic taste in your mouth may occur.

  • Prednisone 

Common side effects from these drugs are: headache, nausea, vomiting, acne, thinning skin, weight gain, restlessness, and trouble sleeping.

  • Hydroxychloroquine 

Common side effects from these drugs are: headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, mood changes, feeling nervous or irritable, skin rash or itching or hair loss.

  • Rituximab

Common side effects from these drugs are: weakness, nausea, headache, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, sinusitis, throat irritation

  • Cyclophosphamide 

Common side effects from these drugs are: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or weight, abdominal pain, diarrhea, hair loss, sores on the mouth or tongue, changes in skin color

  • Azathioprine

Common side effects from these drugs are: diarrhea, rash, fever, tiredness, muscle aches, liver damage, dizziness, low blood pressure

  • Tacrolimus 

Common side effects from these drugs are: skin burning, stinging, redness or soreness, tingling skin, increased sensitivity of the skin to hot or cold temperatures, itching, acne, swollen or infected hair follicles, headache, muscle or back pain

  • Sirolimus 
  • Everolimus 

Common side effects from these drugs are: fever, cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, mouth sores, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, headache, muscle aches, chest pain, dizziness or  

acne.

  • Mycophenolate mofetil  

Common side effects from these drugs are: constipation, nausea, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach upset, gas, tremor, dizziness, drowsiness, or trouble sleeping 

  • Bupropion 

Common side effects from these drugs are: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, constipation, increased sweating, joint aches, sore throat, blurred vision, strange taste in the mouth, diarrhea, or dizziness 

  • Varenicline

Common side effects from these drugs are: nausea, Sleep problems (trouble sleeping or vivid, unusual,  or strange dreams), constipation, gas, vomiting

  • Atorvastatin 
  • Fluvastatin.
  • Lovastatin 
  • Pitavastatin 
  • Pravastatin 
  • Rosuvastatin 
  • Simvastatin 

Common side effects from these drugs are: headache, difficulty sleeping, flushing of the skin, muscle aches, tenderness, or weakness (myalgia), drowsiness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting abdominal cramping or pain.

Medications & Side Effects