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Drugs are bad m'kay?

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posted on May, 11 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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Tonight I saw the most disturbing commercials I have ever witnessed on television. It was for a new prescription drug. Abifly, It makes you really wonder if the medication is worse than the illness it's treating. The "possible" side effects include the risk of DEATH.

The conspiracy here is that a great deal of these misdiagnosis from doctors leads to improper medication. This improper medication can and does have potentially devastating side effects that if given to the wrong people.

This is the list of possible side effects for the drug Abilify...



ABILIFY is not approved for pediatric patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).

This site is intended for residents of the United States who are 18 years and older.

Please see U.S. FULL PRESCRIBING INFORMATION, including Boxed WARNINGS, and Medication Guide.



IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION and INDICATION for ABILIFY® (aripiprazole)

INDICATIONS: ABILIFY is indicated for:

Add-on treatment to antidepressants for major depressive disorder in adults
Acute and maintenance treatment of adults with manic or mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder
Acute treatment of pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age with manic or mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder
Treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents 13 to 17 years of age
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss), treated with atypical antipsychotic medicines, are at an increased risk of death compared to placebo. ABILIFY is not approved for the treatment of people with dementia-related psychosis (see Boxed WARNING).

Antidepressants may increase suicidal thoughts or behaviors in some children, teenagers, and young adults, especially within the first few months of treatment or when the dose is changed. Depression and other serious mental illnesses are themselves associated with an increase in the risk of suicide. Patients on antidepressants and their families or caregivers should watch for new or worsening depression symptoms, unusual changes in behavior, or thoughts of suicide. Such symptoms should be reported to the patient's healthcare professional right away, especially if they are severe or occur suddenly. ABILIFY is not approved for use in pediatric patients with depression (see Boxed WARNING).

CONTRAINDICATION: Patients should not use ABILIFY if they are allergic to aripiprazole or any of the ingredients in ABILIFY. Allergic reactions have ranged from rash, hives and itching to anaphylaxis, which may include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue

Serious side effects can occur with any antipsychotic medicine, including ABILIFY. Tell your healthcare professional right away if you have any conditions or side effects, including the following:

An increased risk of stroke and ministroke has been reported in clinical studies of elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis
Very high fever, rigid muscles, shaking, confusion, sweating, or increased heart rate and blood pressure. These may be signs of a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a rare but serious side effect which could be fatal
Abnormal or uncontrollable movements. These may be signs of a serious condition called tardive dyskinesia (TD), which may be permanent
Diabetes, risk factors for diabetes (for example, obesity, family history of diabetes), or unexpected increases in thirst, urination, or hunger. Increases in blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia), in some cases serious and associated with coma or death, have been reported in patients taking ABILIFY and medicines like it. Ask your healthcare professional about the need to monitor your blood sugar level before and during treatment
Lightheadedness or faintness caused by a sudden change in heart rate and blood pressure when rising quickly from a sitting or lying position (orthostatic hypotension) has been reported with ABILIFY.

Medicines like ABILIFY can affect your judgment, thinking, or motor skills. You should not drive or operate hazardous machinery until you know how ABILIFY affects you.

Since medicines like ABILIFY can impact your body's ability to reduce body temperature, you should avoid overheating and dehydration.

If you have suicidal thoughts, you should tell your healthcare professional right away.


Source: Abilify.com

This by far is the worst one I know of. Others out there including Viagra are equally troubling. The one side effect about Viagra that of course us men like to laugh and make jokes about is "please seek immediate medical attention if you have an erection that lasts more than four hours"
This has a lot more information than I do about the interactions and other potentially harmful side effects of these drugs.

Please if you are going to take these medications please be fully aware of the possible harmful consequences.




posted on May, 11 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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Isn't it just disgusting? I mean, are the benefits of this drug worth a stroke, or tardive dyskinesia? Then you have drugs like Celebrex which the doctors handed out to our parents selves and grandparents like magical jelly beans, and it turned out that celebrex caused heart trouble!

All this money for research, elderly folks having to choose what to give up or which days to not eat just to pay for these drugs, and the makers cannot even make them safe for us.



There is definitely a conspiracy with Big Pharma, somehow.

[edit on 11-5-2008 by hotbakedtater]



posted on May, 11 2008 @ 08:07 PM
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Ok I really really really want to discuss this topic. And the canibis debate is a no no for this site in general because of the whole Net Nanny issue involved. I apreciate what you say and agree in principal however can that be an issue that is seperate from this so that the moderators aren't forced to shut down this topic please?
 



All this money for research, elderly folks having to choose what to give up or which days to not eat just to pay for these drugs, and the makers cannot even make them safe for us.


As well you should be. Research is horrific it's expensive and it should be used to make these drugs safe. However with the amount of people they test it on they come up with a percentage which tells them whether or not to sell the drug.

Big Pharma often tells doctors what to prescribe patients for incentives. These doctors want more money so they perposefully misdiagnose patients and put them on the fab drug of the week and hope they won't die. The HMOs make money the pharmacutical companies make money and the doctors make money all without the concern for the patient in mind.

[edit on 5/11/2008 by whatukno]



posted on May, 11 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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I am sorry, I removed the OT remark to keep this thread on track. I should have thought that over for a second, but this topic gets me riled up a bit.



posted on May, 11 2008 @ 08:21 PM
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No problem your anger is justified and well received.

What happens is that these companies make a drug they test it and try and have it pass FDA inspections. The ones that make it past FDA approval might kill you what do they reject?



posted on May, 11 2008 @ 09:01 PM
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If prescription drugs are so harmful and yet they distribute and sell them legally without knowing the buyer's intentions are with the drug. Then why are some narcotics with medicinal properties such as...... still illegal?

[edit on 11-5-2008 by All-Natural]



posted on May, 11 2008 @ 09:17 PM
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awesome i want some!, since its legal it MUST be good for you, unlike that evil illegal marijuana


[snip] Big Pharma

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posted on May, 11 2008 @ 10:23 PM
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They just believe what society socially accepts should be legal.



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