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What are the most common side effects of all medications?

The most common side effects of prescription drugs -- regardless of the type -- are drowsiness, allergic reactions, nausea and vomiting and heart problems, such as heart palpitations.

There are some medications, however, that can cause side effects that are wildly different from those common side effects.

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