Have you ever asked your doctor for a prescription drug you saw on TV

  1. doodlebugs profile image83
    doodlebugsposted 6 years ago

    Have you ever asked your doctor for a prescription drug you saw on TV

    Pharmaceutical companies spend billions on advertising of prescription medications. Is this affecting the drugs doctors give patients?

  2. Marie-Renee profile image81
    Marie-Reneeposted 6 years ago

    Yes I have asked my doctor about some medicines I see on TV, and even those I see in the magazines. My doctor is kinda particular about what medicine I take especially because I have some allergies and so I don't take any medicine that she has not approved. Ads do play a role in introducing to us drugs that we might not know of but in the long run I do believe that what my doctor says about it goes a longer way with me. I don't know about other people though.

  3. CWanamaker profile image96
    CWanamakerposted 6 years ago

    No.  I let my doctor choose what he thinks is best for me as that is his job. I don;t want to compromise my care by recommending something that I know nothing about.

 
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