Welcome to the RxISK Zones


A Good Drug is a chemical + Good Information. Most of the information on what drugs actually do is missing. Only you can provide it. Using RxISK will tell you more about the drugs you are prescribed than anything else will. By reporting to RxISK you can help make Good Drugs. Less than 5% of drug side effects are reported. Your voice has been silenced - globally.

Little is known about the effects of drugs on our hair, sex and relationships, violent and other extreme acts or thoughts, and our skin and nails, because these effects are not considered medically significant and are not tracked.

We have created the RxISK Zones with two purposes in mind:

  1. To enable you to easily search for prescription drug side effects on hair, sex, violence, suicide, and other aspects of our every day lives in the more than three million adverse drug event reports filed with the FDA since 2004, as well as our expanding RxISK database.
  2. To make it even easier for you to report these types of prescription drug side effects on RxISK.org and with your country’s drug regulator or the FDA if we don't yet have your country's form.

Just imagine — by reporting your experiences, you can help make RxISK the most comprehensive source of independent information on drug side effects in these important personal areas.

How it works

At the bottom of any Zone page, simply enter a prescription drug and click Continue. On the following summary page, check the box next to any side effect you are experiencing, and click the Report a drug side effect button to quickly create your personalized RxISK Report with your RxISK Score to take to your health care professional to help them help you.

Other Zones will be added it the coming months. Please send your thoughts on what zones should be next to info@RxISK.org.


Welcome to The Hair Zone

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The Hair Zone was created to allow you to research the effects of drugs on hair, a well as learn from you how the drugs you are taking are affecting your hair.

Nobody understands how drugs impact hair like you and your hairstylist. We know that drugs can significantly alter hair in various ways, but there is a huge gap in the data - it does not tell us enough about the specific changes individuals want to know about. The effects of drugs on hair can be devastating, but there has been no way for people to share experiences and knowledge.

The Hair Zone allows you to do two things:

  1. Search for hair-related prescription drug side effects in the more than four million adverse drug event reports filed with the FDA since 2004, as well as our expanding RxISK database.
  2. Report your prescription drug side effects on RxISK.org and with your country’s drug regulator or the FDA if we don't yet have your country's form.

We are collecting this information, one report at a time. This way your experience will be added to the data so that others can benefit.

How it works

  1. Enter a drug name in the box below (wait for a moment to see the list that comes up and then select the drug name you are looking for). Repeat if you wish to add another drug to your search.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. On the following summary page, check the box next to any side effect you are experiencing, and click the Report a drug side effect button to quickly create your personalized RxISK Report with your RxISK Score to take to your health care professional to help them help you.

Welcome to The Skin and Nails Zone

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The Skin and Nails Zone was created to allow you to research the effects of drugs on skin and nails and to learn from you how the drugs you are taking may be affecting your skin. Nobody understands how drugs impact skin and nails like the person taking the pill. We know that drugs can significantly alter skin in various ways, but the data does not tell us enough about the specific changes. There has been no way for people to share their experiences and knowledge.

The Skin and Nails Zone allows you to do two things:

  1. Search for skin and nails-related prescription drug side effects in the more than four million adverse drug event reports filed with the FDA since 2004, as well as our expanding RxISK database.
  2. Report your prescription drug side effects on RxISK.org and with your country’s drug regulator or the FDA if we don't yet have your country's form.

We are collecting this information, one report at a time. This way your experience will be added to the data so that others can benefit.

How it works

  1. Enter a drug name in the box below (wait for a moment to see the list that comes up and then select the drug name you are looking for). Repeat if you wish to add another drug to your search.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. On the following summary page, check the box next to any side effect you are experiencing, and click the Report a drug side effect button to quickly create your personalized RxISK Report with your RxISK Score to take to your health care professional to help them help you.

Welcome to the Sex and Relationships Zone

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Drugs can dramatically effect sexual response, and feelings and attitudes to others. Too often these side effects are not flagged to people before they fill their prescriptions, and so these impacts do not factor into their decision about whether the benefits of a drug outweigh its risks.

The Sex and Relationships Zone allows you to do two things:

  1. Search for sex-related prescription drug side effects in the more than four million adverse drug event reports filed with the FDA since 2004, as well as our expanding RxISK database.
  2. Report your prescription drug side effects on RxISK.org and with your country’s drug regulator or the FDA if we don't yet have your country's form.

We are collecting this information, one report at a time. This way your experience will be added to the data so that others can benefit.

How it works

  1. Enter a drug name in the box below (wait for a moment to see the list that comes up and then select the drug name you are looking for). Repeat if you wish to add another drug to your search.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. On the following summary page, check the box next to any side effect you are experiencing, and click the Report a drug side effect button to quickly create your personalized RxISK Report with your RxISK Score to take to your health care professional to help them help you.

Welcome to the Violence and Extreme Acts Zone

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Prescription drugs are sometimes the cause of violent thoughts, acts, and behaviors.

It is important to find out if there is a connection between these thoughts and your prescription so that adjustments can be made.

In the case of drug induced violence there are two victims – the person injured and the person on treatment. Recognizing the drug induced component to an act of violence is important as it may offer an absolute defense against a criminal conviction.

The Violence Zone allows you to do two things:

  1. Search for violence-related prescription drug side effects in the more than four million adverse drug event reports filed with the FDA since 2004, as well as our expanding RxISK database.
  2. Report your prescription drug side effects on RxISK.org and with your country’s drug regulator or the FDA if we don't yet have your country's form.

We are collecting this information, one report at a time. This way your experience will be added to the data so that others can benefit.

How it works

  1. Enter a drug name in the box below (wait for a moment to see the list that comes up and then select the drug name you are looking for). Repeat if you wish to add another drug to your search.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. On the following summary page, check the box next to any side effect you are experiencing, and click the Report a drug side effect button to quickly create your personalized RxISK Report with your RxISK Score to take to your health care professional to help them help you.

Welcome to the Suicide Zone

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Drugs sometimes cause people to have suicidal thoughts and behaviour.

It is important to find out if there is a connection between these thoughts and your prescription so that adjustments can be made.

It is important to distinguish between suicide and death by misadventure. Suicide is the deliberate termination of one’s existence while in one's right mind. Taking one's own life under the influence of drugs is death by misadventure, not suicide. This distinction has huge legal, financial, insurance, and religious implications, as well as being of great importance to family and friends.

The Suicide Zone allows you to do two things:

  1. Search for suicide-related prescription drug side effects in the more than four million adverse drug event reports filed with the FDA since 2004, as well as our expanding RxISK database.
  2. Report your prescription drug side effects on RxISK.org and with your country’s drug regulator or the FDA if we don't yet have your country's form.

We are collecting this information, one report at a time. This way your experience will be added to the data so that others can benefit.

How it works

  1. Enter a drug name in the box below (wait for a moment to see the list that comes up and then select the drug name you are looking for). Repeat if you wish to add another drug to your search.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. On the following summary page, check the box next to any side effect you are experiencing, and click the "Report a drug side effect" button to quickly create your personalized RxISK Report with your RxISK Score to take to your health care professional to help them help you.

Welcome to the SoS (Symptoms on Stopping) or Withdrawal Zone

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The SoS zone allows you to research the Symptoms on Stopping or withdrawing from drugs. Most drugs cause physical dependence and withdrawal, leading to to mild rebound problems or life-threatening crises that can be short-lived or last years. This perhaps explains why the RxISK stories dealing with SoS on anti-platelet drugs or drugs for Crohn's Disease through to antidepressants have attracted so much comment.

A smaller number of drugs can cause cravings, give a rush, and produce euphoria or an altered state of consciousness and can end up in a black market.

On RxISK the DBM papers on Dependence & Withdrawal, Halting Antidepressants and Medicine Induced Stress Syndromes list problems from rebound, to stress syndromes, to legacy effects of treatment.

The RxISK SoS Tables show that a wide range of drugs are linked to SoS. Click here to explore.

Both patients and doctors are slow to recognize SoS � the temptation is to see any problems as stemming from an underlying disorder.

RxISK uses a Terminator Algorithm

The SoS Zone allows you to do four things:

  1. Search drug SoS side effects in the more than four million adverse drug event reports filed with the FDA since 2004, as well as our expanding RxISK database.
  2. Share your prescription drug side effects on RxISK.org and with your country's drug regulator or the FDA if we don't yet have your country's form.
  3. Use the Rxisk Terminator Algorithm to score whether you have become drug dependent. RxISK gives you a RxISK Report with a RxISK score to take to your doctor or pharmacist. Please feedback how they respond.
  4. Return to your report over time and let us know how long your problem endures. No one collects this kind of data that might be critical to you and others for insurance, disability or other purposes.

We are collecting this information, one report at a time. This way your experience will be added to the data so that others can benefit.

How it works

  1. Enter a drug name in the box below (wait for a moment to see the list that comes up and then select the drug name you are looking for). Repeat if you wish to add another drug to your search.
  2. Click Continue.
  3. On the following summary page, check the box next to any side effect you are experiencing, and click the Report a drug side effect button to quickly create your personalized RxISK Report with your RxISK Score to take to your health care professional to help them help you.

RxISK licenses drug reference data from Lexicomp (a leading provider of healthcare information) based on the number of users accessing it. To determine and contain the costs of this license while continuing to provide this data free of charge, we need users to register and log in to access it. Registration is free.

 


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