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Equagesic

Equagesic



USES: This medication is a skeletal muscle relaxant in combination with aspirin, used to relieve pain and discomfort associated with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

 
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Equagesic

Uses
This medication is a skeletal muscle relaxant in combination with aspirin, used to relieve pain and discomfort associated with musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
Notes
  • This medication is used in addition to rest, physical therapy or other measures prescribed to relieve your condition.
  • Since this medication may make you temporarily feel better, do not try to speed your recovery by exercising or lifting too soon.
  • It may cause further muscle damage.
  • Follow your doctors orders.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


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How To Use
  • Take this with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.
  • Use this medication exactly as prescribed.
  • Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time without your doctor's approval.
  • Also, if used for a long period of time at high doses, do not suddenly stop using this without first consulting your doctor.
  • When used for extended periods, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing.
  • Consult your doctor if the medication isn't relieving the pain sufficiently.

Side Effects
  • Stomach upset, headache, blurred vision, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficult urination may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen,, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor promptly if you develop a rapid heart rate, fainting, black stools, hearing loss, easy bruising, dark urine, yellowing eyes, mental confusion or hallucinations.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or breathing trouble.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of kidney disease, liver disease, seizures, prostate or bladder problems, myasthenia gravis, ulcers or intestinal problems, asthma, nasal polyps, bleeding disorders, glaucoma and of any allergies, especially allergies to aspirin.
  • Because this medication contains aspirin, children and teenagers should not take this drug if they have chickenpox, influenza or undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
  • Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy.
  • Limit alcohol intake.
  • To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
  • This medicine may cause stomach bleeding.
  • Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
  • This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using this medication.
  • This medication is excreted into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may use including medication for depression or seizures, narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills or sedatives, "blood thinners" (anticoagulants such as warfarin, heparins, NSAIDs), corticosteroids and methotrexate.
  • Aspirin is an ingredient in many over-the-counter products.
  • To prevent an overdose of aspirin, read the labels carefully before taking other pain relievers or cold products to be sure they do not contain aspirin.
  • Consult your pharmacist if you are uncertain your over-the-counter products contain aspirin.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Equagesic
Overall:5 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 74
Location: oh
Time Taken: 40 years

Reason: Benn taking it off & on for 40 years for mad back & neck muscles Date: 8 December 2007
Side Effects
no side effects

Additional Thoughts
I go no where wiothout having an Equagesic pill on me. I usually take 1...sometimes add Tylenol... and I do not have to take another . It is getting very hard to get & they tell me that Wyeth is no longer making it. I can even take it when I am driving with no sleepy problems,

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