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Old 10-29-2014, 23:20   #1
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I have to laugh at some of these commercials. The one on TV now is for Farxiga. They have these ppl doing a cute little dance and smiling about taking farxiga I guess, but there is nothing in the ad that convinces me I want to take, expecially the references to bladder cancer and kidney cancer.

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I agree - some of the ads are outright ridiculous! Levemir is another one receiving lots of TV time and if you believed their ads, you would think it was the cat's meow for insulin. They claim that it lasts longer and that the flex pens are the only way to use it. I am very happy with Lantus and will not try Levemir.

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Chantix is the one I hate!

A close friend shot himself a number of years ago after taking that s--t. There was a substantial settlement the result of a class-action suit.

Even so, they still sell and advertise the stuff.

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Humira, that apparently addresses Crohns, plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and - golly - what else has it been advertised as doing over time?

Either Humira is a hint that a whole lot that goes wrong has a common cause, or ... something else. It scares me.

Various friends took Chantix. No one had such a terrible reaction. But several got very strange and stressed (no sleep, literally) until they stopped taking it.

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You know whatever they are advertising is bad when it takes longer to announce the possible side effects than boasting about their "wonder drug" Just the part about "certain cancers" is enough for me NOT to take it. They might as well just come out with it..."It's a good drug if it doesn't kill you or maim you for life."

My mother once took something that had a listing of side effects and one of them was "may cause pulselessness" In other words, don't be too surprised if this drug stops your heart. :0


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I love when they say "Type 2 diabetes patients know all too well how their blood sugar goes up and down" like there is no way to control it unless you take their wonder drug...

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