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With modern medicine, can the cure be worse than the disease?

  1. Eric Calderwood profile image85
    Eric Calderwoodposted 5 years ago

    With modern medicine, can the cure be worse than the disease?

    There are so many warnings on medicines these days.  Can you be worse off by taking certain medicines for some medical problems?  How can you find out which medicines are safe to take?

  2. maggieju profile image61
    maggiejuposted 5 years ago

    All medicines have different side effects, though they may not happen to everyone. Some side effects could be life threatening. For example, severe allergic reactions to penicillin could be very serious though they are not frequently happenning. Another example is that aspirin could cause stomach bleeding, when it is used to treat pain conditions. If unendurable side effects happens, you could reduce the dose or stop taking it.

  3. CrescentSkies profile image89
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    Medicines have different side effects depending on what they're for. While I do admit it's kind of ridiculous to have an asthma medication that "increases the chances of asthma related death", certain side effects are worth it.

  4. jdavis88 profile image95
    jdavis88posted 5 years ago

    Can it? yes
    Is it? One way to find out...
    At a certain point with some illnesses and treatments you just have to make a decision.