Do you prefer prescription medication, or natural remedies? And why?

United States
September 25, 2009 4:40pm CST
I really don't care for prescription medication, because the side affects can be worse than what it's curing. I really think that natural remedies are better for you, and have way less side affects. I believe that by taking natural alternatives a person remains healthier. Don't get me wrong, I believe that in some instances, prescription drugs have their place, but I don't think that prescription drugs should be pushed on us. Let me know what you think, and please let me know why you think that way...
3 responses
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
25 Sep 09
i believe medications are better the side effects are reudced to a miminal, but the effects are still there i think the natural ones take longer to work :)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I think that natural remedies only take longer because people tend to only take them when they are sick. I think that if people were taking natural remedies as a daily regimen, then it wouldn't take as long to work.
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
If i am on the preventive and general aspect, i would go for natural. If I am on the curative side and specific, i'd go for prescription medicines. Like in the case of having bacterial infection, i really go for prescription medicines thru antibiotics. And if i am feeling weak, i take natural food.
• Canada
25 Sep 09
I prefer what ever will work the best for me, with as little side effects as possible. That usually tends to be prescription medication, though (except for when it comes to skin care remedies, then the natural stuff wins).