side effects

@sharon6345 (287564)
United States
September 15, 2021 2:35am CST
Have you noticed all the side effects they list on commercials? They have these birth controls they are advertising with stroke and heart attack. Who on earth will be crazy enough to take such medication. There are far more to list but these two would stop me dead in my tracks.
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6 responses
• United Kingdom
15 Sep
The thing you've got to bear in mind is, those side effects are super rare, otherwise the meds wouldn't even be allowed on the market. But the manufacturers don't want to get sued in the unlikely event that someone does get bad side effects, so they have to forewarn people to be on the safe side. Especially as people with certain pre-existing health conditions might be more prone to side effects than others. Hence language like "May possibly cause X side effect, please consult your doctor if you have any concerns." To keep things in proportion, you can also sometimes get bad side effects from eating food.
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@1creekgirl (26979)
• United States
15 Sep
Good explanation.
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@sharon6345 (287564)
• United States
15 Sep
That would be the case with just about anything even cosmetics. I am sure of that.
@prashu228 (36624)
• India
15 Sep
Side effects are common if we take medicine for a long period..I experienced it
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@db20747 (37648)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
15 Sep
They half kill you to cure your conditions
@sharon6345 (287564)
• United States
15 Sep
Lord you are right on with that one.
@jstory07 (110236)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Sep
I always say I would rather have the disease than the side effects.
@ThatDisha (4050)
• India
15 Sep
These side effects are mostly noticed when you take medicines regularly/over dose.. periodic medication doesn't affect much
@Vennessaa (559)
• Indonesia
15 Sep
Unfortunately, I rarely read the product packaging, so I was scared. From now on I will diligently read every product I will buy