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Why do medicines have severe side effects?

  1. iggy7117 profile image79
    iggy7117posted 2 years ago

    Why do medicines have severe side effects?

    Medicines will treat one thing but have ten side effects that are all worst then what is being Treated, Why do drug companies sell medicines that have 10 side effects that are worst then what is being treated?

  2. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 2 years ago

    I keep getting told by my doctors that those side effects are better than the illness. However I just started this medicine called Lyrica. The side effects listed are insane!!! The list contains many that are worse than what I am being treated for. The ones that aren't worse cause me to take even more medicine than the hand full a day I am already taking. So Lyrica gives me headaches, so now I have to take Tylenol constantly (which is bad for my liver). For every side effect there is a medicine to fix that too!
    That is where the answer is. They want to make as much money off the people as possible!! One medicine fixes you for now, creating enough problems that later you will need even more from them. The thought of that alone pisses me off that I have no other option but to take the meds that I know will cause more meds.

    1. ChristinS profile image96
      ChristinSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I would recommend seeing a good naturopath peeples, there are other ways.  When I was nearly killed by a "rare but serious" side effect to a medication at 32, I went to natural medicine and never looked back. You are right about the motives of Pharma

  3. ChristinS profile image96
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    The simple answer is for profit.  People want an easy fix to things and we've been conditioned that doctors and drugs are the way to heal and that we should trust our doctors etc. (they often get kickbacks from the pharmaceutical reps to push their drugs)  The fact of the matter is this industry doesn't focus on preventing illness, they focus on making pills for everything.  Our nation is one of the top in the industrialized world for chronic illnesses and they never manage to find a cure for anything no matter how many charitable things we support for "research" either.  The medical industry creates customers - period.

  4. autoimmune profile image79
    autoimmuneposted 2 years ago

    the perfect drug, from the point of view of a drug company, is one that doesn't cure you, because you need to take the drug for a long period of time in order for it to be profitable.
    not to forget that most of the drugs today are biologic.