It is not a secret that in modern times, most adults take some type of medication. So it is extremely important to understand that when you take any medication, it is always possible that you will experience some side effects. Even though most over-the-counter drugs seem harmless, do not assume you won’t have side effects — everyone’s body reacts differently to different chemicals under different circumstances. For example, you may have an unusual reaction when you are experiencing hormonal changes.
You may think it is funny that some medications can cause as a side effect that is symptomatic of the very condition that they are meant to relieve! I refer to this as a ‘drugged oxymoron’. For instance, some medications claim to relieve headaches, but headaches are listed as a possible side effect of taking the medication. Wouldn’t it be logical to assume that the drug is of no value? Here’s another example. You are considering a remedy that claims to relieve the discomfort of gas, but you notice that one of the side effects of the medication is that it may cause gas. It really would not make much sense to spend time and money on a medication that can cause the very problem that you are trying to eradicate, would it?
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