Saturday, January 24, 2009

No Pain, Only Gain (Well, Maybe Some Pain)

Now I'm not saying the following prescription drugs haven't helped a lot of people deal with some serious serious medical conditions...but their advertisements scare the shit out of me.

Cymbalta can cause nausea, dry mouth, or constipation; Mirapex can cause drowsiness, or intense gambling or sexual urges; side effects of Zoloft can include insomnia, diarrhea, and sexual dysfunction; Cialis side effects may include headaches, backaches, and erections lasting more than four hours (that's a side effect?); and the downsides of Celebrex can include serious skin reactions, stomach/intestine problems, and bleeding ulcers that could cause death.

Of course, we can't leave out the most terrifying ad of them all, Abilify, where the list of possible side effects (including coma or death) takes up more than half the commercial.


They all make me want to reach for a big handful of Havidol:

Mmmm. Havidol. Just what I needed.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Intense gambling urges?!? Really? What are they putting in this stuff?