Two cases of psychotic reactions have been reported with Zolpidem (imidazo-pyridine), one of the new kinds of sleeping pills that was supposed to have fewer adverse effects than the benzodiazepines, particularly in terms of dependence and rebound ins
Both Australia and Sweden have reported numerous cases of hepatitis caused by the use of flucloxacillin, a semi synthetic penicillin.
This effect causes a prolonged, life threatening jaundice. The incidence of side effects, based on reports thus far, is about 1 in 10,000, although the Australian government believes that many cases may go unreported because adverse reactions are delayed. The Lancet, 14 March 1992.
A baby with a deformed ear has been born to a mother who used Retin-A (tretinoin) during the first 11 weeks of her pregnancy the Lancet, 14 March 1992.
A Belgian psychiatrist reported a woman given an increased dosage of fluoxetine (Prozac) for obsessive compulsive disorder developed high anxiety and major suicidal tendencies.
Her psychiatrists recommended extreme caution in high doses of the drug.