Saturday, April 12, 2008

What's Worse - The Condition or Side Effect?

We have all seen the pharmaceutical commercials where the list of side effects is 10 times worse than the condition it is "treating". Does anyone have any common sense left or are we all brainwashed to believe everything they are told by TV and doctors (and TV doctors)?

The media couldn't be biased towards their largest revenue source (pharmaceutical advertising) could they? Why are the same pharmaceutical drugs more expensive in the USA than EVERY OTHER COUNTRY? BECAUSE THEY GET IT. Our laws and socialized medicine (Medicare and other welfare programs) allow it. Who's the chump here? We all are.


Terrifying Side Effects of Prescription Drugs

Here are 25+ terrifying side effects that can be caused by prescription drugs.

Reading or hearing about side effects of prescription medication can sometimes be horrific. I often wonder if taking the medication to ease a condition is worth the risk of experiencing some of the awful side effects that come with medicine. The following is a list of some of terrifying side effects that come with many prescription drugs currently on the market.

* Drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids
* Swollen, black, or "hairy" tongue
* Changes in the shape or location of body fat
* Decrease in testicle size
* Sores or swelling in your rectal or genital area
* Blue lips or fingernails
* Purple spots on the skin
* White patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips
* Irregular back-and- forth movements of the eyes
* Enlarged breasts in males.
* Unusual risk-taking behavior, no fear of danger
* Extreme Fear
* Hallucinations, fainting, coma
* Fussiness, irritability, crying for an hour or longer
* Paralysis
* Thoracic Hematoma (bleeding into the chest)
* A blood clot in the lung
* Liver damage
* Kidney damage
* A lump in your breast.
* Decreased bone marrow function
* Congestive heart failure
* Shingles
* Nerve pain lasting for several weeks or months
* Bleeding that will not stop
* Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds

Finally, there is one drug on the market, EvaMist, which includes all of the following possible side effects:

* Breast cancer
* Cancer of the uterus
* Stroke
* Heart attack
* Blood clots
* Dementia
* Gallbladder disease
* Ovarian cancer
* High blood pressure
* Liver problems
* High blood sugar
* Enlargement of benign tumors of the uterus ("fibroids")

These are only some of the possible side effects of prescription drugs. Unfortunately, there are many more.

What do you think? Want some?

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