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Re: [IP] Lancets for Dinner, Anyone?

That's scary....But I still seek a job. Ah well..
Pommy Mommy.
Jenny S.

Subject: [IP] Lancets for Dinner, Anyone?

> "Common Uses:  ..used to treat high blood pressure"
> [Presumably all those finger sticks helps to lower the blood
> pressure -might help if you check bg's every few minutes.]
> "How To Use This Medicine: ..SWALLOW WHOLE.  Do not break,
> crush or chew before swallowing."  [A difficult task for all
> but the most experienced diabetic lancet device swallowers -
> Do I swallow those lancets with the tops on or off?  Can I
> wash em down with a little swig of 70/30 or maybe a little
> control solution?]
> "Cautions:  If you experience dry mouth, use sugarless candy
> or gum, or melt bits of ice in your mouth."  [After chewing
> a few lancets, a bit of ice would be a good advice.  Don't
> think sugarless gum would help after chugging some control
> solution.]
> "If you plan on becoming pregnant, discuss the benefits and
> risks of using this medicine during pregnancy." [Is that
> because the lancets are annoying to the baby or because the
> child might grow up to enjoy walking on beds of nails?]
> "This medicine is excreted in breast milk." [Ouch--no
> comment]
> "Possible Side Effects:  dry
> mouth..dizziness..headache..constipation."  [I should think
> so!]
> "If side effects are bothersome, check with your doctor."
> [Perhaps the ER would be better!]

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