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This medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain and swelling (inflammation).
- Do not share this medication with others.
- To prevent constipation, increase your intake of fiber, drink plenty of water and exercise.
- Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- To prevent upset stomach, take with food or milk.
- Pain medications work best in preventing pain before it occurs.
- Once the pain becomes intense, the medication is not as effective in relieving it.
- Use this medication exactly as prescribed.
- Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming.
- Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval.
- Over time, this drug may not work as well.
- Consult your doctor if this medication is not relieving the pain sufficiently.
- May cause constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea, or flushing the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
- If these symptoms persist or become worsen, inform your doctor.
- Notify your doctor if you develop irregular heartbeat, ringing in the ears, black stools, easy bruising, anxiety or tremors, yellowing eyes or skin or dark urine.
- 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 trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor if you have diseases of the kidney, liver or heart, asthma or other breathing problems, nasal polyps, stomach ulcers, bleeding disorders, high blood pressure, severe diarrhea, drug dependency and of any allergies.
- This medication contains aspirin.
- Children and teenagers should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, influenza or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
- Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
- Limit alcohol consumption because it may add to the dizziness/drowsiness effects of this drug.
- 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.
- Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
- Consult your doctor before using this medication.
- This drug is excreted into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant.
- Consult your doctor before you breast-feed.
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost 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.
- This medication can interact with many drugs.
- Before you take it, tell your doctor of all over-the-counter or prescription drugs you may use including all pain medications, "blood thinners" (anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs such as warfarin, heparins, NSAIDs)), birth control pills, methotrexate, estrogen, a class of drugs called beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol), cimetidine, steroids (for asthma or other inflammatory conditions), and medication for seizures, heart rhythm disturbances, diabetes, gout or glaucoma.
- Because this medication contains aspirin, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking other medications containing aspirin.
- Aspirin can be found in many nonprescription pain relievers and cough-and-cold products.
- Read labels carefully to check ingredients.
- This medication contains caffeine.
- Avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages while taking this medication as excessive nervousness and irritability can occur.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.