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Hi

I have just been tucking into a box of Jaffa cakes (with my 2 sons might I add) I had purchased while in the UK a few weeks ago, and being bored while eating them, I was reading the box.

I gave out a little chuckle of laughter to read Warning: inserts may form small parts

Has anyone else got one to add? :D

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Another that always makes me laugh is on a packet of peanuts is

Warning: may contain nuts

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the packet of strepsils in front of me says: "if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed, do not use this product"

duh. :blink:

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The Benadryl allergy tablet package says "may cause extreme excitability in children". No warning for the adults but I've learned not to take it unless I'd like to spend a day bouncing off the wall :lol:

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That'd be a neat trick. There are indeed warnings on Benadryl and other diphenhydramine packets: the stuff causes light to severe drowsiness in adults. It was originally developed as an antihistamine and is one of the best. Drowsiness is a side effect and they recertified the stuff as a sleep aid.

It also increases the effects of certain families of narcotics by 10-25%.

Oh, and I'd hardly call Benadryl a "food".

woof.

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Benadryl does cause the opposite reaction in certain people BD. I know it knocks me out though.

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As far as I know the most common effect of benadryl is drowsiness. As BD said, some times it is even taken as a mild sleeping medicine.

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A quick Google search will show you that you can learn something this evening. ;)

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hmm, I went and did my homework. Ok, a very fast homework, and found several side effects from benadryl that I didn't know before, but none of them related to an increase in activity or hyperactivity. I've taken allergy medication almost during my whole life and the experience that I have with benadryl is that it makes you sleepy. It may have different effects in some other people, but I haven't heard of it before.

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Try typing benadryl & hyperactivity and see what you find. I agree, it knocks me out cold, but it's not that way with everyone and most definitely not with kids.

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Showem: in children, yes. Many drugs function differently or even oppositely in children. Ritalin is a good example.

woof.

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Showem. You wanted an example from someone regarding topics that start off OK then just wander off ona tangent? You are in one

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Like BD said, alot of meds have adverse reactions on the other 'target' group. I was prescribed Barbituates as a teenager, and I didn't sleep for a week, has to do with the metabolisms and the way the liver breaks down the meds.

I love taking cough syrups once in awhile to help me sleep, :unsure:

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Thanks Crawlie. I'd hardly call this thread a "goldmine of information" though. :lol:

It must be Friday evening, I'm using smileys.

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@crawlie

maybe, but this is not a topic of particular historical importance for anyone who comes to munich and tries to find information about the city. That was the original context in the more moderation thread.

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Thanks Crawlie. I'd hardly call this thread a "goldmine of information" though.

It must be Friday evening, I'm using smileys.

Ooh I dunno. I am sure there are people out there who collect funny food warnings. Jay Leno for a start... ;)

maybe, but this is not a topic of particular historical importance for anyone who comes to munich and tries to find information about the city

I always find that travel guides work for me

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Just to get back on topic...

On a Nytol sleep remedie bottle Warning: may cause drowsiness

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Well, this wasn't about the food, but read this on a Stouffer's Package, in the instructions it said-

'use oven mitts to take casserol dish out of oven, as dish will be hot' I laughed so hard when I read that... duh, you cooked it at 350 for 30 min, of course the dish will be hot! :rolleyes:

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Many things have the opposite effect on pre-pubescent kids.

Back on topic, Pop Tarts box's state: "Warning, filling may become hot when heated" or some such duh stupidity.

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Well, this wasn't about the food, but read this on a Stouffer's Package, in the instructions it said-

'use oven mitts to take casserol dish out of oven, as dish will be hot' I laughed so hard when I read that... duh, you cooked it at 350 for 30 min, of course the dish will be hot!

Those kind of instructions make me laugh as well. But I think it's all down to the sueing culture as no doubt someone would take it out without oven mitts and sue the company as it didn't say they couldn't :blink: .

There's loads like that I can recall. There's a chainsaw one that states in the instructions "do not attempt to stop the chainsaw with your hands". duh!! :lol:

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Slightly off the topic...

But, I remember once buying a microwave oven, with the instructions not to dry your cat in it! :rolleyes:

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I bought a packet of sea salt in the UK only to discover it has a best before date on it. WTF?

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On Boots childrens cough medicine -

Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication

OMG :lol:

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Perhaps they sell it in China and India as well! :ph34r:

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