That is the question you must ask yourself when you watch TV commercials for almost every medication advertised. But let’s back up. First, you see lovely people in distress because of diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, urinary problems, depression, and whatever.
Then you see what medication can do for these miserable folks. You will undoubtedly fall in love, have the happiest family ever, and run 20 miles a day without breaking a sweat.
Finally, because the government has ruled that we must know what could REALLY happen if you take those pills, the looong list of warnings is recited calmly as we watch the deliriously medicated folks:
- fatal allergic reactions
- heart attacks
- even greater depression
- kidney failure
- liver failure
- uncontrollable bleeding
- erections lasting more than 4 hours
Hmm, I think I might pass on the meds.