Commercial Drug Mascots

One of the most annoying things about pharmaceutical commercials is branding.  I cannot stand the Nasonex bee.  I'm serious, when I see the little bee flying around talking about the great things about Nasonex treating all sorts of allergies, I want to scream! nasonexx.jpg

Doesn't he look cute and make you want to go out and buy this fabulous product?

Then of course the wonderful ending:

Side effects were generally mild and included headache, viral infection, sore throat, nosebleeds, and coughing. NASONEX® is available by prescription only. Maximum effect is usually achieved within 1 to 2 weeks. Talk to your doctor to find out whether NASONEX® is right for you or your child. It is important that you take it regularly at the time recommended by your physician, since its effectiveness depends on regular use.

I think personally I would rather have some allergies than headaches, viral infections, sore throat, nosebleeds, and coughing.

And isn't it ironic that bees are another form of allergen... yet it's the MASCOT for Nasonex!?

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