Science: Health: Drug
Drug warning labels   (+4)  [vote for, against]
For the people around you

The packaging is festooned in tiny print with myriad instructions that warn what you should and should not do before taking and while under the influence of the medication. What about the people around you?

Each package of medication should have appropriate warning self-adhesive warning labels, the same size as the awful "HELLO my name is" ones you see at conferences and whatnot. Except they don't say HELLO.

Mine would say "WARNING. This individual has taken the maximum recommended dose of antihistamines and is not, in fact, hung over. He is spacey, tripped-out, and not likely to remember anything that happens to him today. Please do not borrow money from this individual today. If you do, please give him a receipt."

That's it. Be gentle. I took the maximum recommended dose and while I feel like I could fall asleep in the middle of a fifty-yard dash at this moment, neither can I get my eyes to focus or rest anywhere - everything's twitchy.

Okay done
-- elhigh, Oct 17 2007

This would also fit with what I thought I had initially read..

"Drunk warning labels"

Just slap one onto your forehead.This does have it's pros and cons, once the effects have worn off I'll attempt to ascertain...
-- skinflaps, Oct 17 2007

[elhigh], i hope you didn't go to work today!
-- k_sra, Oct 17 2007

[elhigh] take a re-read through this idea when you are [ellow] again.
-- 4whom, Oct 17 2007

I DID go to work - and went home after just two hours. That was bad.

I finally decided to go home after I nearly fell off a ladder twice while trying to sort out an electrical problem. How clever is that, while strung out? I definitely needed a warning label.
-- elhigh, Oct 18 2007

you need a label just on the inside of your eyelids telling you to cool it. glad you're safe. next time, don't operate heavy machinery, not even yourself.
-- k_sra, Oct 18 2007

This poor soul is in need of the "Carry Me Home" halfbakery service, I say.
-- blissmiss, Oct 18 2007

Indeed. With an 'Out of Service' sign around his neck, probably.
-- lurch, Oct 18 2007

random, halfbakery