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Last Updated on 06-Jan-2016
Category: Health

Topic: Medicine

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    1. If laughter is the best medicine why do so many people die? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    2. If you would take two EX-LAX pills and take two IMMODIUM A-D pills simultaneously which one would win? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. When pills are to be taken in twos why do they always come out of the bottle in threes? (Contributed by Don Woods)
    4. What happens if you take No-Doze and wash it down with Nyquil? (Contributed by Eldridge Scales)
    5. If everybody else in the world had a flu vaccination would you need one? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    6. Saying 'Gesundheit!' doesn't really help the common cold but isn't it every bit as effective as anything the medical profession has prescribed? (Contributed by Chet Meek)
    7. What's the point of the 'Take as needed' label on medicine bottles? If you didn't need them you wouldn't be taking them right? (Contributed by Tooner)
    8. Why on a bottle of medicine do they put the words 'Shake Well' and 'Shake Gently'? What is the difference and WHY? (Contributed by Tooner)
    9. Why is there no minimum strength aspirin? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    10. How does an Aspirin find the headache? (Contributed by David Feldman)
    11. People always say 'A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down' but what if you are a diabetic? (Contributed by Epoh)
    12. You know those people who take nitro-glycerin for their heart? How come you never hear about any of them blowing themselves up? (Contributed by Mike Miles)
    13. What does the Rx on doctor's prescriptions mean? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    14. Why do doctors prescribe 'Pain Pills'? Don't we have enough pain already? Shouldn't they be prescribing 'Relief Pills'? (Contributed by Brain Droppings)
    15. Why do some prescriptions say on the bottle, 'not for people with serious heart conditions'? Is there such a thing as a non-serious heart problem? (Contributed by Sarah D.)
    16. Why do some pharmacies attach a sticker to prescriptions that reads 'Taking this medicine alone or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform hazardous tasks'? Doesn't the alcohol do this by itself? (Contributed by aguytono)
    17. If antibiotics contain anti-bodies, how can that be good for the body? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    18. On the back of a Children's Tylenol bottle, why does it state 'keep away from small children'? If we do this then how are we supposed to give it to them to help them get better? (Contributed by Danno Z.)
    19. Why is it that people get sick or need refills just when the doctor's office has closed for the day or the weekend? (Contributed by Juneisy)
    20. Why should I pay $25 for a flu shot designed to give me a mild case of the flu, when I can get the real thing for free? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    21. If UNICEF can give those children medication for only nine cents a day, why are prescriptions so expensive? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    22. Why is it that the sicker you are, the more tamper resistant the package is for the medicine you need to take? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    23. We've all seen those commercials for medicines where they say 'stop the pain before it starts', right? How is this possible? (Contributed by Steven)
    24. Do the drug companies have a pill for all the side effects of their other pills? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    25. How do they expect medicine to help us if it tastes so bad you can't swallow it? (Contributed by Sierra C.)
    26. If you have a strong compulsion to steal that pink stuff that soothes your stomach, are you a Peptomaniac? (Contributed by Alan Selk)
    27. Why is it that all of the medications for arthritis are difficult to open for someone with arthritis? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    28. If you stick a needle in a person, does the voodoo doll hurt? (Contributed by The Duke of Endor)
    29. Why is it that on medicine commercials they say 'Tell your doctor if you have any medical problems'? They're the doctor, shouldn't they know and be telling you? (Contributed by Tova R.)
    30. How do pharmacists read doctor's handwriting? And do they phone the doctor to confirm that what they are dispensing is correct? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    31. If you have a headache and a footache at the same time and you take a pain reliever, how does the medicine know which pain to fix? (Contributed by Janis G.)
    32. What happens if you take a sleeping pill and a laxative at the same time? (Contributed by Bruce)
    33. Why are the diet drugs the same ones that are used for pre-menstrual tension? Are they trying to tell us something? (Contributed by Martje)
    34. Why do they make MIDOL so hard to get out of the package when they KNOW that the women trying to get it out are already ticked off? (Contributed by NoNs)
    35. Why do some pharmacists put arthritis medication in childproof bottles? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    36. If Aspirins are always 'Take Two', why not just increase the size of ONE? (Contributed by Jay)
    37. When using CPAP machines (those that blow constant pressurized air in your nose for sleep apnea) why does it feel like you're suffocating? (Contributed by Judy S.)
    38. How come there isn't a Betty Rubble in Flintstone Chewables? (Contributed by Frank)
    39. Does the art of medicine simply consist of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease? (Contributed by Voltaire)
    40. If soap can kill germs on your hands, why do you have to use antibodies once germs get into your body? Can't you just use soap again? (Contributed by Andy S.)
    41. Why should you take medicine when there is nothing wrong with you? (Contributed by David)
    42. If women in todayís day and age beg Doctors to give them drugs while giving birth, what did women, back a few 100 years ago, do? How did they bare the pain? (Contributed by Maltait)
    43. What do you take for hypochondria? Placebo pills? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    44. If it helps you get better, is it really a placebo? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    45. Why donít they make pills with a chocolate flavour? (Contributed by Don F.)
    46. With all of those legal disclaimers and side effects, why would anyone want to use those drugs advertised on TV? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
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