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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fake side effects

It's funny how some people come up with the lamest side effects of drugs.

The most recent was when I finished a breathing treatment the patient said, "I don't want any more of those."

He belched.

"They make me burp," he continued. "It gives me gastric problems." He patted his stomach as to show me.

Of course we know that nausea is not an allergy symptoms, although more often than not when you ask someone why they are allergic to a medicine, they say it makes me nauseous.

Ventolin, for example, does not cause the allergy symptom of nausea. Although I've been ordered not to give it for this reason from time to time. Silly isn't it?

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