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If you experience serious side effects...

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by pdmjoker, Nov 27, 2021.

  1. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Drug patient information leaflets say something like "If you experience serious side effects please tell your doctor or pharmacist" which seems very reasonable.

    However, I read somewhere that Antipsychotic medication lists "Sudden death" as a possible (but "Rare or very rare") side effect, which is arguably serious but would make it rather hard to tell your doctor or pharmacist! It is then not at all a reasonable request!

    I verified this info, and quoting from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6127750/

    "Antipsychotics are associated with a 1.5 to 4‐fold increase in risk of sudden cardiac death..."​
     
  2. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Yes death was mentioned as a side effect of one of my heart drugs too.
    :dead:
     
  3. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Do you find it really inspires confidence? :)
     
  4. zand

    zand Type 2 · Master

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    Lol no. I consoled myself with the fact that I would only be taking it for a few months until I could have a heart procedure, but it was a bit scary. :wideyed:
     
  5. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Quite. It would be good to know the usual risk of sudden cardiac death though...
     
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  6. Riva_Roxaban

    Riva_Roxaban Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would prefer a sudden death, to a slow lingering painful one from prescribed medication.
     
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  7. pdmjoker

    pdmjoker Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I guess it would be nice to have a little warning, though!
     
  8. Lainie71

    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here but if I was given a choice of slow lingering painful one I would request one last cigarette (gave up years ago), and a bottle of JDs with Monty Python playing in the background
     
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