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Monday 26 Jun 2017

Wonder Drugs
Matt Seinberg

How many times, a night, as we're watching network television, do we see commercials for new drugs that almost promise a miracle? The answer is way too many. My favourite part is listening to the "possible" and "known" side effects of those drugs. Here's a list of some that are particularly interesting.


First, there are drugs for Type 2 diabetes.

Victoza, Trulicity and Farxiga are for people with Type 2 Diabetes not controlled, adequately, by other medications. If you listen to the possible side effects, they are as bad, if not worse than the disease itself. They can cause possible thyroid tumors, including cancer. Side effects include pancreatitis, hypoglycemia and kidney failure.

Allergic reactions include itching, rash, difficulty breathing, headache, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, decreased appetite and indigestion. How do you know if you'll have any side effects if you don't take the drug? Once you have it, it's yours and you can't return it, therefore you are out whatever money you have already paid for it.

Here's my favorite. Ketoacidosis occurred in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes during treatment with Farxiga. Ketoacidosis is a serious condition, which may require hospitalization and may lead to death. Symptoms may include nausea, tiredness, vomiting, trouble breathing and abdominal pain. If you get any of these symptoms, stop taking Farxiga and call your healthcare provider right away. If possible, check for ketones in your urine or blood, even if your blood sugar is less than 250 mg/dL.

Farxiga can lead to death!


Latuda is for Bipolar Depression.

Latuda is for Bipolar Depression, and if taking it, avoid all alcohol is beverages. Let's see, now, the combined effects, the potentiation of, depression, schizophrenia and alcohol isn't a pretty picture is it?

Side effects include being dizzy or light headed upon standing, trouble swallowing, and decrease in white blood cells, which can be fatal. That is, dead! How about an increase in the LDL and HDL cholesterol as well as and an increase in blood sugar. Sure, take Lipitor and the mentioned Type 2 diabetes medications then.

This is the best one. Are you ready? It can cause a stroke; wait for it, leading to death!

Xeljance is for people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. These are by far some the best side effects yet! It can lower your immune system ability to fight infections, which can sometimes cause death. The patient has a higher risk of developing shingles, lymphoma and other cancers, including skin cancer, have occurred. Sure, it can take away or decrease the pain in your bones and joints, but are the side effects worth it? Is death worth it?


Opdivo gives cancer victims a few extra months.

Opdivo is for cancer patients, where platinum-based-chemo therapy did not work. The commercial says a patient’s life can be extended by anywhere from 3 months to 12 months. With the following side effects, is it worth it?

Please read the following list carefully. Feeling tired, muscle pain, diarrhea, constipation,; all can they actually happen at the same time; cough, back pain, fever, rash, itchy skin, nausea, shortness of breath, decreased appetite, difficulty falling and staying asleep, colitis, hepatitis, hormone gland problems, kidney problems and encephalitis. The last one is inflammation of the brain! Is that drug worth some extra time to live if you're going to be miserable the entire time, and not want to leave your house for fear of diarrhea?

Speaking of constipation, is Amitiza right for you? Do you have abdominal discomfort, bloating or straining, while trying to have a bowel movement? It's is also approved for Opioid Induced Constipation (OIC).The ads say that Amitiza can help adults with chronic constipation go more often and improve symptoms. This included people that take opioid drugs like Oxycodone and Vicodin.

Let's read the side effects, of these drugs, shall we. Nausea, fainting, low blood pressure, diarrhea, vomiting, chest tightness, shortness of breath, headache and gas. On one hand, without the drug, you may poop 3 times a week. With the drug, patients can poop 5-6 times a week, versus 3-4 times a week in people taking a placebo.

I always thought it was cruel to give someone a placebo. Why let them think they're going to feel better when they're not. That's just mean.


Each new medication lists death as a main side effect.

Keep in mind, the one word to remember here is this; death. Yours if you and your doctor aren't careful with the medications you take.

 

Matt Seinberg lives on Long Island, a few minutes east of New York City. He looks at everything around him and notices much. Somewhat less cynical than dyed in the wool New Yorkers, Seinberg believes those who don't see what he does like reading about what he sees and what it means to him. Seinberg columns revel in the silly little things of life and laughter as well as much well-directed anger at inept, foolish public officials. Mostly, Seinberg writes for those who laugh easily at their own foibles as well as those of others.

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