Do you suffer from depression, osteoarthritis, or erectile dysfunction? The advertisers of the major pharmaceutical companies have solutions for you. However, consult your doctor before adding, or to see if this drug or that one is right for you. This phrase often accompanies advertisements for prescription medications. Disclosures warn of potential side effects. Consumers are cautioned to consult medical professionals after being told that a drug may be beneficial. How is the drug beneficial if the warnings indicate the potential for dizziness, blurred vision, blood clots, bleeding disorders, heart attack, stroke, or even death? Do people actually ask their doctors about these drugs?
"This was a very well written article. While I do agree with you on some of the statements I also disagree. It would be nice if there were no side effects to any medicines. This is not possible because human beings are so unique that 'all' medicines have side effects to someone. I do take several of these medications that have serious side effects. Without them I could not function on a daily basis. I do ask my Doctor what the side effects are on medications that I have seen advertised because they might be fewer than what I am currently taking. Knowing the potential side effects can be critical. If you suddenly have a medical emergency it could be related to the medication and need to be treated differently."
“Have a HAPPY PERIOD!” “Excuse me, Ms. Regina King from 2-2-7 and ALWAYS Brand …Are you kidding me?” This is what comes to mind every time I hear this as well as other feminine product commercials. How the heck am I or any other woman supposed to have a “Happy” period when I have to rethink/plan my entire weekly wardrobe around a hope, prayer, packing pain pills and a faith to stay fresh for a week of torture? As soon as these commercials flash on the screen of any television set I purposely search for the remote. I am tired of being fed the think happy thoughts and Peter Pan lines when it comes to feminine issues. I think I can speak for many women throughout Westernized societies and most certainly for those in third world countries… there will NEVER be a woman frolicking through picturesque lavender and wild flower fields thinking “gee this sure is a swell cycle I’m having today!”
"Very well written. I could not agree more there is no such thing as a "happy period" other than they confirm you are not pregnant. These ads are probably written by men who will never have a clue what it feels like every month. Perhaps a better ad would be men rushing into the store to purchase products for their girlfriend, wife, sisters, or Mother for another month because they are having their "happy period"."