Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Prescription Medication Commercials

The prescription medication commericals and all the warnings and side effects crack me up. Through out the entire commercial they list the possible side effects from the drug. It makes you wonder if they are actually getting all the possible side effects in or maybe they didn't want to pay what it would cost to run a commerical long enough to get them all in. They are enough to make you not want to talk to your doctor. Have you ever read the pamphlet the pharmecist gives you with your prescription medication? The warnings and side effects are practically a page long for most medications.  Going on prescription medication is something I try to avoid unless it is completely unavoidable. With the commercials they have out there, why would you want to go on medication? It seems like whenever they put you on one medication, it becomes like a snowball effect. They put you on medication for one thing and then in no time they are putting you on medication for something else. Even though some medication is necessary, I just think doctors over prescribe medication.


  1. You sound just like my husband! Whenever we watch commercials for medications he just cracks up. Most of the time the side effects are worse than what the medication is supposed to be fixing. I had an experience with that not too long ago. You can read about it here: http://karenshealthylifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/03/singulair.html
    I agree with the snowball effect. It seems like once the doctor puts you on one medication for a symptom you just can't get away from the drugs.

  2. I know, I'm not looking forward to aging. lol


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