Punchinello’s Chronicles

March 19, 2009

Love those Pharmaceuticals!

Filed under: Surely a Jest? — Punchinello @ 3:04 pm
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I grew up in the 1960s, and we all followed the motto of better living through pharmaceuticals. Okay, so there was a lot of recreational drug usage going on too, but hey, drugs make the world go ’round, right?

So today I’m listening to the radio, casually washing dishes, and I hear a commercial for this new sinus relief product. Veramyst apparently is the way to go when you have nose and eye symptoms from allergies and colds. Just a simple spray from this nasal spritzer and your life will be wonderful again. Instantaneously!

And we all know how instant gratification is more important than anything, right?

So here’s the disclaimer information:

Veramyst side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe or ongoing nose bleed;
  • sores in the nose that won’t heal;
  • vision problems; or
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms.

Less serious Veramyst side effects may include:

  • headache, back pain;
  • minor nose bleed;
  • menstrual problems, loss of interest in sex;
  • sinus pain, cough, sore throat; or
  • sores or white patches inside or around your nose.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

What other drugs will affect Veramyst?

Before using Veramyst, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • certain antibiotics such as ketoconazole (Nizoral); or
  • HIV medicines such as ritonavir (Norvir, Kaletra).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Veramyst.

Y’gotta wonder: Is it worth possibly exploding your nose and going blind just so you don’t have allergy symptoms?

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