Research

Through its Drug Search tool, RxISK provides a list of the top 100 side effects of a prescription drug that were reported to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the United States, which consumers (parents, guardians or caregivers) can review before getting a prescription filled to help them make an informed choice about use. For example, here is the list of the top 100 reported side effects for the antidepressant Paxil (Paroxetine).

When a drug is searched, RxISK also provides access to medication guides, prescribing information, and RxISK Reports from people trying to find out if a problem was caused by a drug side effect. 

For older adults wanting to know if they are taking too many prescription drugs or are taking medications that no longer benefit them, PIMs Plus assesses the risk, and provides information that will help them determine if they would benefit from a medication review.