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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Drug Toys Part 3

Today I received a pen with a vibrating tip, courtesy of Zithromax.


Let the speculation commence!

Previous Drug Tchotchkes

17 comments:

torontopearl said...

Cheap thrills?

Jack's Shack said...

Someone is trying to give you a massage, er message.

Doctor Bean said...

But for Zithromax??? I'm stumped.

I could understand it for a Parkinson's med to give you jittery writing. I could understand it for anything relating to boinking, of course. But what does this have to do with sinusitis? Do you shove it up your nose to irrigate your sinuses? I hope not.

I also don't understand why you get all the goodies at least a week or two before me.

Stacey said...

Ooooh, that's my kind of pen.

ball-and-chain said...

My kids have some pens that vibrate. It gives the writing fun, squiggly lines. Perhaps that is what it's for. Fun for the kids, like the toy stomachs Dr. Bean received from some PPI.

JC said...

I think they are either making fun of doctors writing in general, or they are trying to get you "really excited" about that particular medication? Hmmmmmm

Gunny Walker said...

Homemade tattoos.

PsychoToddler said...

Just to clarify things: it's the back end of the pen that vibrates.

Continue.

AbleVaybel said...

That's even stranger that it is the back end... maybe to massage writer's cramp?

Kiki said...

what on earth does the vibration have to do with an antibiotic....but that's a cool toy.

PsychoToddler said...

Kiki, that is the very nub of my gist.

Doctor Bean said...

So are you gonna tell us what the advertising spin is on this? You're killin' me here.

"Buzz through your next otitis!"

"Shake out sinusitis!"

"Is your patient shivering with community-acquired pneumonia?"

"Cancel all your patients and masturbate."

PsychoToddler said...

Heck if I know.

And thanks for that last one, Bean. My daughter reads this.

fudge said...

oh drat, we've been found out.

Doctor Bean said...

PT: Oops. Sorry. But did you laugh?

Fudge: Who's "we"? On second hand, I don't want to know.

fudge said...

quotin' the homestar, dr. bean. get with the program.

Zithromax Prescription Information said...

My name is Wesley Brown and i would like to show you my personal experience with Zithromax.

I am 45 years old. Have been on Zithromax for 2 days now. I took this drug (generic azithro 500 mg bid) to get rid of an 2+ week old sinus infection that did not clear with decongestants and antihistamines. The drug made a substantial difference within 2 days. I'm a physician and needed to return to work, and the tiredness was just excessive, so I stopped the drug after 48-72 hours. The infection did not return. I would take this drug again if I needed to kill off an infection. I don't expect to feel good all the time. If a drug is making me healthy in a particular way, it's up to me to weigh that benefit against the cost of side effects.

I have experienced some of these side effects -
Fatigue. I just didn't want to move or get out of bed while on the drug; it was a bit hard to figure out that this was an effect of the medication rather than the sinusitis. Otherwise I was fine.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Wesley Brown