Sunday, November 11, 2007

you're now a compulsive gambler, but at least your legs have stopped shaking

I was watching 60 Minutes tonight and after it finished, a drug commercial came on. I don't really think prescription drugs should be advertised on TV, but those drug companies need to make their money somehow. Too bad they couldn't divert some of their resources to give out much-needed drugs to people in the third world. I'm digressing, this is not the point of this post....

This particular drug does helps people with restless leg syndrome. I hadn't realized this was an earth-shattering problem, but apparently it must be. As with all drugs advertised on TV, they read out a list of warnings about taking the drug. Here is exactly what they said (gotta love the pvr):

Prescription MxxxxxX may cause you to feel drowsy or fall asleep during normal activities such as DRIVING (emphasis mine), or to feel faint or dizzy when you stand up. Tell your doctor if you experience these problems, if you drink alcohol, are taking medicines that make you drowsy, or if you experience increased gambling, sexual, or other intense urges. Other side effects include nausea. Talk to your doctor about MxxxxxX, because when your legs feel better, you feel better.

Do I even need to say anything else?



Anonymous said...

Did you see Post Secret this week?

complain away said...

Ha. So funny you mention that. I read PostSecret religiously every Sunday - which you should know if you have been reading for a while. For some reason or another, I didn't get around to reading it this past Sunday. I wrote this post on Sunday and read PostSecret Monday. And yes, that is the drug I was talking about. Crazy.