They’ve been advertising this new Veramyst prescription nasal spray on TV lately and, while I know it’s low fruit to make fun of the wacky side effects from products (read: remember Olestra’s anal leakage?), this one stands out as a real winner. From the Patient Information page but also mentioned in the TV ads:
“Side effects include nose bleed or nasal sores. Nasal fungal infection, glaucoma, or cataracts may occur. Have regular eye exams. Do not spray in eyes.”
OK, fungus of the nose? I’ll keep the tried and true itchy nose. And how is it that a nasal spray can possibly cause glaucoma or cataracts? Your nose doesn’t itch anymore but now you’ve got an Abe Lincoln’s head-shaped growth blocking your view when you look to the right.
Then again, I’ve never had a nose that irritated.