Ok, why medicines advertise on TV is another issue altogether. I'd like to think my doctor already knows about the proper medication for me and also would think that he or she already knows what meds I'm taking, so when I make my recommendations to the doctor, they are aware of deadly interactions.
The possible side effects usually sound worse than the disease they are treating as many have death as one of them. That is often much more serious than any disease, and harder to treat. Anal leakage is another biggie, and short of death, is probably the worst possible side effect.
So what new commercials have me so concerned? Two of them, actually.
Yaz and Astepro.
The newest Yaz commercial mentions that they need to clear up all the confusion from the last commercial.
The other YazThe newest commercial did nothing to clear up anything for me, but since it's probably got something to do with lady naughty bits, no need for further inquiry on my part.
But the other commercial is of much more concern to me. It is for Astepro, a medication for allergies. Here's the disclaimer (and I quote): "If you are allergic to Astepro, don't use it."
Let me get this straight--if one is allergic to an anti-allergy medication, don't use it. Isn't that sort of, erm, moronic? Who would use something that is making them worse?
And, how would you tell if you are allergic to allergy meds? By all the conditions of the allergy that already were present?
But my favorite of all comes right from the Astepro website: Do not drive a car, operate heavy machinery, or do dangerous activities after using Astepro.
Be safe: Take Astepro after your ride
These precautions aren't for you, they are for the dumb folks. What makes anyone think they are smart enough to heed them?