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25th May '16 8:01:06 AM hullflyer
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* A surprising number of drugs have both weight gain and weight loss listed as possible side-effects.

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* A surprising number of drugs have both weight gain and weight loss listed as possible side-effects.side-effects[[note]]Justified in that many drugs affect the body's metabolism, so that some users may have it sped up, while others may slow down, and some may yo-yo between both[[/note]].
24th May '16 2:25:43 PM oakleaf
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* Diabetes Medication with the side effect of low blood sugar.
8th May '16 6:30:14 AM FuzzyBoots
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* Many birth control pills warn "Do not take if you may become pregnant." Well, most likely she's taking the pills because she's doing things that could cause pregnancy, but that's what the pills are for... One of proposed reasons for this bizarre phrase is a legal coverup for the surprizingly frequent situation when women ''wanting'' to get pregnant ''forget'' to go off the pill.

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* Many birth control pills warn "Do not take if you may become pregnant." Well, most likely she's taking the pills because she's doing things that could cause pregnancy, but that's what the pills are for... One of proposed reasons for this bizarre phrase is a legal coverup for the surprizingly surprisingly frequent situation when women ''wanting'' to get pregnant ''forget'' to go off the pill.pill.
** It's also due to the (actually very) rare case where the dose can be low enough to not prevent conception, but still low enough to prevent implantation, technically causing the pill to act as a very early abortifacient (that possibility required a legal redefinition of the term "contraception" to include such cases).
7th May '16 9:24:40 PM FuzzyBoots
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* "Side Effects", in ''Theatre/MidlifeTheCrisisMusical'', indicates that the fictional drug of Lipodexterine, meant to cure high cholesterol, may induce high cholesterol, blinking and rude outbursts, stigmata in men with comb-overs, comb-overs, false optimism when consumed with beers, leg spasms if Riverdance videos are watched, and multiple nipples in lab monkeys. And sudden stoppage may cause death...
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15th Apr '16 5:28:17 PM JMQwilleran
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* '''"Are you at the end of your rope?"''' Another relatively new breed of commercial. The pitch here is to try convince the viewer that the product works in a new way or is their last hope when everything else has failed. The commercial may even say that the product works in a different way than other types of medications that treat the particular condition. The hope here is to target those that are desperate for relief and therefore are willing to risk the long list of side effects in the hope that maybe this will be the product that final gives them relief. Of course, in this case, the condition will likely be mentioned prominently, since how can the consumer know that they're at the end of their rope about a particular condition if they don't know what that condition is?

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* '''"Are you at the end of your rope?"''' rope? There's hope."''' Another relatively new breed of commercial. The pitch here is to try convince the viewer that the product works in a new way or is their last hope when everything else has failed. The commercial may even say that the product works in a different way than other types of medications that treat the particular condition. The hope here is to target those that are desperate for relief and therefore are willing to risk the long list of side effects in the hope that maybe this will be the product that final gives them relief. Of course, in this case, the condition will likely be mentioned prominently, since how can the consumer know that they're at the end of their rope about a particular condition if they don't know what that condition is?
15th Apr '16 5:24:24 PM JMQwilleran
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This means that drug commercials come in the following three flavors:

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This means that drug commercials come in the following three four flavors:




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* '''"Are you at the end of your rope?"''' Another relatively new breed of commercial. The pitch here is to try convince the viewer that the product works in a new way or is their last hope when everything else has failed. The commercial may even say that the product works in a different way than other types of medications that treat the particular condition. The hope here is to target those that are desperate for relief and therefore are willing to risk the long list of side effects in the hope that maybe this will be the product that final gives them relief. Of course, in this case, the condition will likely be mentioned prominently, since how can the consumer know that they're at the end of their rope about a particular condition if they don't know what that condition is?
7th Apr '16 2:46:46 PM atyxyt
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* There is a commercial for a flea medication for dogs that actually has a list of side effects. By all means, we want Fido to be healthy, but a list of side effects on a commercial like that just feels odd.

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* There is a commercial for a NexGard (dog flea medication for dogs medication) that actually has a list of side effects. By all means, we want Fido to be healthy, but a list of side effects on a commercial like that just feels odd.
1st Apr '16 11:34:51 AM Teenlyokofan7777
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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=wzzkcYsgHuE a parody of a magical drug, Zinthos]], during a TrappedInTVLand episode. Raven usually intones "Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos" when using her powers, the commercial advertised Zinthos as from the makers of Azarath and Metrion. Some of the effects of this drug mirror her changes when she loses control of her powers: Multiple eyes, disturbing visions, fits of rage (though not bloating, cramping or loss of hair, thankfully). It also says not to get Zinthos wet, or feed it after midnight, a ShoutOut to the ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' movies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' had [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=wzzkcYsgHuE a parody of a magical drug, Zinthos]], during a TrappedInTVLand episode. Raven usually intones "Azarath, Metrion, Zinthos" when using her powers, the commercial advertised Zinthos as from the makers of Azarath and Metrion. Some of the effects of this drug mirror her changes when she loses control of her powers: Multiple eyes, disturbing visions, fits of rage (though not bloating, cramping or loss of hair, thankfully). It also says not to get Zinthos wet, or feed it after midnight, a ShoutOut to the ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'' movies. It also explains what happens if the viewer has trouble meditating ("Stop saying Zinthos and consult your ancient scrolls immediately.")
23rd Mar '16 9:25:10 AM Prfnoff
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' did the gag with a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden spell]] designed to render its subject smart for six days:

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' did the gag with a [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique forbidden spell]] designed to render its subject smart for six days:
17th Mar '16 8:03:15 AM hullflyer
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The near overload of these commercials has resulted in this trope often being played for laughs, with the side effects being a ridiculously long list, the effects disproportionately bad compared to the condition the drug is supposed to treat, or the side effects becoming extremely bad, often including death, only to finish off with an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking incredibly mild]] condition like bad breath or a mild rash.

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The near overload prevalence of these commercials has resulted in this trope often being played for laughs, with the side effects being a ridiculously long list, the effects disproportionately bad compared to the condition the drug is supposed to treat, or the side effects becoming extremely bad, often including death, only to finish off with an [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking incredibly mild]] condition like bad breath or a mild small rash.
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