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14th Sep '17 4:30:59 PM Lanes17B
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* One ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' Sunday strip has him watching a commercial for [[AllNaturalSnakeOil a supplement]] that promises increased attractiveness, energy, and [[CarpetOfVirility manly body hair.]] Then it warned that it could lead to abnormal hair growth all over the body, as well as uncontrollable blinking and knee slapping.
-->'''Garfield:''' [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough What kind of idiot would buy such a stupid product?]]
-->''Enter Jon, who's standing behind Garfield slapping his knee over and over again, blinking wildly, and with hair growing all over his body''
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29th Aug '17 11:31:58 PM WhosAsking
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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Sunset Sarsaparilla mascot Ol' Festus has a "silly ol' advisory" about the possible effects of drinking the soft drink including but not limited to "kidney damage, nausea, digital numbness, anxiety, loss of visual acuity, dizziness, occasional nosebleeds, joint inflammation, tooth decay, sore throat, bronchitis, [[BreadMilkEggsSquick organ rupture]], and halitosis." He does note that you have to drink a "a helluva lot" of them to actually experience them.[[note]]They may have had to say this due to their Star Bottle Cap Contest, which they made up ''after'' the rumor about it started.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', repulsion gel was originally sold as a diet aide, but was pulled from shelves for "various reasons." Cave Johnson's voice-over hints at one side effect that probably contributed to the recall:

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the Sunset Sarsaparilla mascot Ol' Festus has a "silly ol' advisory" about the possible effects of drinking the soft drink including but not limited to "kidney damage, nausea, digital numbness, anxiety, loss of visual acuity, dizziness, occasional nosebleeds, joint inflammation, tooth decay, sore throat, bronchitis, [[BreadMilkEggsSquick organ rupture]], and halitosis." He does note that you have to drink a "a helluva lot" of them to actually experience them.[[note]]They may have had to say this due to their Star Bottle Cap Contest, which they made up ''after'' the rumor about it started.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'', repulsion gel was originally sold as a diet aide, but was pulled from shelves for "various reasons." Cave Johnson's voice-over hints at one side effect that probably contributed to the recall:recall:[[note]]Thing is, it's a case of NowYouTellMe, as the test Chell just finished usually involves running under a gel spout ''and getting covered in Repulsion Gel''.[[/note]]



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* In''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', one of [[MegaCorp the Ultor Corporation's]] many commercials is an ad for a sleeping pill designed to treat adolescent night terrors. The ad plays soothing music and encourages the listener that "Their family deserves sweet dreams" before rattling off the list of side effects including seizures, chronic pain, jaundice, Asperger's and sudden paralysis, before ending with "...and night terrors"[[labelnote:*]]The full list is "Impaired motor skills, back pain, neck pain, cold sweats, seizures, depression, narcolepsy, social anxiety disorder, jaundice, sudden paralysis, Asperger's syndrome, loss of hair pigmentation, delusions of grandeur and night terrors"[[/labelnote]] [[SarcasmMode Well that sounds like the key to a good night's sleep, doesn't it?]]

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* In''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', one of [[MegaCorp the Ultor Corporation's]] many commercials is an ad for a sleeping pill designed to treat adolescent night terrors. The ad plays soothing music and encourages the listener that "Their family deserves sweet dreams" before rattling off the list of side effects including seizures, chronic pain, jaundice, Asperger's and sudden paralysis, before ending with "...and night terrors"[[labelnote:*]]The full list is "Impaired motor skills, back pain, neck pain, cold sweats, seizures, depression, narcolepsy, social anxiety disorder, jaundice, sudden paralysis, Asperger's syndrome, loss of hair pigmentation, delusions of grandeur and night terrors"[[/labelnote]] [[SarcasmMode Well that sounds like the key to a good night's sleep, doesn't it?]]
29th Aug '17 11:26:57 PM WhosAsking
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* One Benadryl commercial says "What will you miss when you have an allergy attack?" Probably the same thing you'll miss when you're ''sleeping off that Benadryl'', as one of the side effects is extreme sleepiness. As an interesting note, all "PM" versions of medication, like Tylenol PM and Advil PM, contain Benadryl because of the sleepiness. It is a simple remedy for dogs who are terrified of thunderstorms: the poor dog is too drugged and sleepy to be scared.

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* One Benadryl commercial says "What will you miss when you have an allergy attack?" Probably the same thing you'll miss when you're ''sleeping off that Benadryl'', as one of the side effects is extreme sleepiness. As This is because the active ingredient of Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is ''both'' an interesting note, all antihistamine ''and'' a sleep aid: commonly found in "PM" versions of medication, [=OTC=] medicines as well as many straight-up sleep medicines like Tylenol PM Simply Sleep and Advil PM, contain Benadryl because of [=ZZZQuil=] (it's not as strong as the sleepiness.other [=OTC=] sleep aid, Doxylamine, found in Unisom, so it's more useful in broad). It is a simple remedy for dogs who are terrified of thunderstorms: the poor dog is too drugged and sleepy to be scared.
29th Aug '17 11:19:01 PM WhosAsking
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* All the nasal decongestants that cause nosebleeds. Mucus or blood, the choice is yours! Well, as we all know, [[WitchDoctor it's a very good way to balance out your humours.]]

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* All the nasal decongestants that cause nosebleeds. [[note]]Because they raise your blood pressure. That's the reason they ''also'' state they're not recommended for people who ''already'' have high blood pressure.[[/note]] Mucus or blood, the choice is yours! Well, as we all know, [[WitchDoctor it's a very good way to balance out your humours.]]
29th Aug '17 11:11:11 PM WhosAsking
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** Jeff Foxworthy's joke on having to go to the hospital with this is, "I'm wearing that gown they give you ''backwards''...and walkin' the halls, baby!"
29th Aug '17 9:28:24 PM LaughingGiraffe
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** Which is actually justified, since antidepressants tend to first remove the patient's lack of motivation, and only then start working in the mood department. Which means that after finally experiencing the effect of their medication, the patient [[NiceJobBreakingItHero will feel still like crap, but will actually have enough energy]] to [[OhCrap relieve themselves through suicide]].

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** Which is actually justified, since antidepressants justified; two common symptoms of depression are suicidal ideation and lack of motivation, so many depressed people want to kill themselves but can't work up the energy to follow through. Antidepressants tend to first remove the patient's lack of motivation, and only then start working in the mood department. at helping them actually feel better. Which means that after finally experiencing sometimes when the effect of their medication, medication kicks in, the patient [[NiceJobBreakingItHero will feel still like crap, want to die, but will actually have enough energy]] to [[OhCrap relieve themselves through suicide]].make and carry out a plan]].
17th Aug '17 8:58:40 AM Jeduthun
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Compare and contrast WhatWereTheySellingAgain, where specifics about the product are obscured unintentionally.
13th Aug '17 4:09:59 PM PuritanPhysicist
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* The Christian podcast Fighting for the Faith regularly plays this for laughs with their "standard warning."
--> Warning: Fighting for the Faith can be dangerous to your health. Listening with caution is strongly urged while doing any of the following activities: operating heavy, deadly equipment; playing FarmVille, or any time-wasting, brain-numbing activity, for sudden awakening at the sound of a [[InsaneTrollLogic particularly stupid eisegetical statement]] could cause neck strain; drinking liquids; drinking hot liquids; [[MortonsFork having liquids too nearby; not having any liquids nearby]]. The following medical conditions have been known to occur while listening to Fighting for the Faith: [[HeadDesk Cranial Keyboard Embedment Syndrome]], [[SpitTake Sinu-Nasal Liquid Spewment Disorder]], Steering Wheel Pounding Clenched Fist Strain, [[JawDrop Continual Gaping Dry Mouthitosis]], and [[YourHeadAsplode Frustrative Disbelief Brain Explosion]]. Please take proper precautions! Drinking straws, padding, and duct tape are recommended.
7th Aug '17 1:19:22 PM BKelly95
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'':
** In "Best Man For the Gob", we find out that the Funke family used to be a folk music group (Dr. Funke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution) whose only purpose was to advertise various pharmaceuticals. Maeby's role in the band was reciting the side effects at the end of the song.
** "Switch Hitter" has it that one of the drugs promoted by the band (Teamocil) has been reintroduced to the market and Lindsey starts taking it for her latest issues. After she experiences some side effects, the Narrator mentions them. This also contains a sort-of inversion when Lindsey says hallucinations are a side effect and the Narrator says they aren't.


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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity'', we hear an example in a radio ad...for hairspray:
-->''Sissy Sprits may cause dry mouth, dilated pupils, paranoia, heart palpitations, and nose bleeds. Plus, your hair will be great!''
31st Jul '17 5:26:21 PM WillKeaton
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* The weight-loss drug Xenical exemplifies the second type of commercial. Its side effects included "gas with oily discharge, increased bowel movements, an urgent need to have them, and an inability to control them." Xenical's over-the-counter version is called Alli, [[http://www.thewvsr.com/alli.htm whose listed side-effects are deconstructed here]].

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* The weight-loss drug Xenical exemplifies the second type of commercial. Its side effects included "gas with oily discharge, increased bowel movements, an urgent need to have them, and an inability to control them." Xenical's over-the-counter version is called Alli, [[http://www.thewvsr.com/alli.htm whose listed side-effects are deconstructed here]].here.]]
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