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# 1 Holy crap...side effects...
04-08-2010, 10:41 AM
So I'm sitting on the couch, eating a sandwich and watching the history channels explanation of the discovery of pretzels when this commercial for Abilify comes on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is9Oxoqw5HU

When they started to list side effects, I was like "Sure, I could see that, that too, why not.." But they KEEP on listing things. I was actually waiting for them to list "Anal leakage" or something too.

LOL @ Suicide being a side effect for a anti-depressant.
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# 2
04-08-2010, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by RemoWilliams
So I'm sitting on the couch, eating a sandwich and watching the history channels explanation of the discovery of pretzels when this commercial for Abilify comes on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is9Oxoqw5HU

When they started to list side effects, I was like "Sure, I could see that, that too, why not.." But they KEEP on listing things. I was actually waiting for them to list "Anal leakage" or something too.

LOL @ Suicide being a side effect for a anti-depressant.
Yeah, they do these things to prevent them from being sued later, but I really don't think this is a medication most people should even think about taking.

Now, I'm not a doctor, but I've pretended to be one on the Internet, so I feel confident saying Pharmaceutical FAIL!
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# 3
04-08-2010, 10:48 AM
Always keep in mind that what you're shoving into your body are, in fact, chemicals that either 1) do not belong there or 2) you already have plenty of, you're just shoving in more.

Don't be surprised when your body gets a little disoriented and decides that "digest" actually means "vomit." :p

It's pretty common for medicines to have sideeffects that are worse than the condition that they're designed to treat.

My favorite is the anti-asthma medication that could cause asthma-related death.

Also, interesting fact: the reason antidepressants can cause suicide is simple: depression basically causes a lot of apathy. You may want to commit suicide, but you can't bring yourself to actually do it. There's a very dangerous period of time during the recovery process when you're basically bummed out but have enough energy to actually do something about it. It's why psychiatrists insist that patients on antidepressants see them on a regular basis (and sometimes more often than before prescribing antidepressants).
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# 4
04-08-2010, 10:50 AM
I can't remember the drug, but I once heard "Unexplained death" listed as a potential side effect.

No thanks.
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# 5
04-08-2010, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Teacherguy
I can't remember the drug, but I once heard "Unexplained death" listed as a potential side effect.

No thanks.
But on CSI, Grissom can always explain the death.
Does this mean Grissom won't be coming to every reported death???

**dreams crushed**
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# 6
04-08-2010, 10:57 AM
I enjoy looking at the side effects of medications and finding the ones that are worse than whatever the drug is supposed to treat.

Depression medications in particular, half the side efefcts are symptoms of depression itself.

Fun fact: Viagra was originally formulated as a blood pressure control treatment. When they realized that 99.99% of the male participants in the drug trial were reporting uncontrollable raging erections as a side effect, the indication changed dramatically.

Another fun fact about side effects. When a drug mentions that pregnant women (or women who can become pregnant) should not take or handle a pill due to the risk of "a particular birth defect" That defect is ususally masculinization of female fetuses.
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# 7
04-08-2010, 10:57 AM
I love the ones that are set to treat something totally mundane like a mild rash, and the side effects seem far worse than the condition they're meant to treat. Obviously the posted one at the top falls into that category but I've seen far worse on the American channels. For reasons I don't care to know or remember (More socialist style goverment maybe?) the Canadian channels don't have pharmecutical commercials beyond basic cold and headache meds.
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# 8
04-08-2010, 10:57 AM
speaking of pharmaceutical side effects..

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?...00000527394029
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# 9
04-08-2010, 11:06 AM
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# 10
04-08-2010, 11:11 AM
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Wow. That is, in fact, a 3M 6000 series respirator painted black, with tubes attached.

I have one of those, but I use it as a damn respirator.
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