I have had a mild infection that I have been unable to shake for weeks and I finally demanded help from a local Physicians Assistant since my doctor (well THAT is a whole other story) will be fired by me this month. I am now on a drug that has the following uses:
"is used to prevent anthrax (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack) and is also sometimes used to prevent or treat travelers' diarrhea and plague (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack)." Were these explanations on labels years ago? Do the U.S. embassies have this in their stock? It also has not one but two black box warnings from the FDA. Whatever THAT means. I kept thinking of black boxes in airplanes as I read this.
The tablets are accompanied by a rather dense brochure. This drug also has the following dangers: "sudden pain, snapping or popping sound, bruising, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or loss of movement in any of your joints." It is that "snapping or popping sound" warning that makes me more than nervous in taking this. No popcorn or fires in the fireplace tonight.
The above is, of course, in addition to a whole slew of possible reactions you would never want to happen to your worst enemy ever.
There, now aren't you feeling much, much better about your current problems?