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Most unusual side effects

The other night, was watching TV with Trish when one of the dozens of prescription drug commercials came on.  Normally just ignore them, but one part of caught my ear.

It was a commercial for Miraplex, which treats restless leg syndrome.  The side effect was that users "may experience increased urges for gambling".  Gambling?

I think that one is easily explained.  Someone in their trials went out to Vegas, Atlantic City, or somewhere like that, lost a bunch of money, and then came home and said the drug made him do it in order to get out of the dog house with his wife.

They have two other interesting side effects: compulsive eating and increased sex drive.  Interesting.  Is one of those really bad?  I mean for some people, Miraplex could take the place of Viagra.

Monday, November 05, 2007

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