See section that is also warning.
This combination medication is used to treat pain that is moderate fever, and swelling. The pain that is narcotic (opiate-type) acts on certain centers in the mind to give you pain relief. Aspirin helps to decrease the pain, fever, and swelling. Caffeine helps increase the effects of aspirin on pain.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. Take with a glass that is full of (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication. If you have nausea, you may take this medication with food. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to diminish nausea (e.g., antihistamines, lying straight down for 1-2 hours with very little head motion possible).
The dosage is based on your condition that is medical and to therapy. Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication might maybe not act as well.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a time that is long in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as runny nose, watery eyes, restlessness) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
Though very unlikely, irregular drug-seeking behavior (addiction) can be done with this specific medication. To lessen the possibility of becoming addicted, never increase your dose, frequently take it more, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Use the smallest effective dose. Properly stop the medication whenever so directed.
When used for an extensive period, this medication might not work also and may require dosing that is different. Talk to your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Inform your doctor if your pain persists or worsens.
Nausea, nausea, stomach upset, shaking (tremor), constipation, dry mouth, lightheadedness, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To reduced your risk of dizziness and lightheadedness, get fully up slowly when increasing from a sitting or position that is lying.
To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and workout. In the event that you become constipated when using this drug, check with your pharmacist for assistance in selecting a laxative (e.g., stimulant-type with stool softener).
Understand that your doctor has prescribed this medicine because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have adverse that is serious.
Tell your medical practitioner appropriate away if some of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, fast/irregular heartbeat, increased thirst/urination, hearing changes (e.g., tinnitus), effortless bruising/bleeding, signs of illness (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), heartburn, disquiet when swallowing, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, change in the amount of urine, difficulty urinating, unusual tiredness.
Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but really serious side effects occur: fainting, seizure, black stools, severe stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that seems like coffee grounds, slurred speech, weakness using one side of your body.
This product may cause mental/mood that is serious and very serious (rarely fatal) breathing problems. This product may contain dihydrocodeine or codeine. Codeine and dihydrocodeine are turned into strong drugs that are narcoticmorphine or dihydromorphine) in your body. In some people this happens faster and more completely than usual, which increases the risk of very serious side effects. Get help that is medical away in the event that you notice any of the following: slow/shallow respiration, unusual drowsiness/difficulty getting out of bed, confusion.
a very severe allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any outward symptoms of a serious sensitive response, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially for the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a list that is complete of side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your medical professional for medical advice about side-effects. You could report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before using this medication, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you are allergic to aspirin, caffeine, or narcotic pain medications (e.g., codeine); or to salicylates (e.g., salsalate), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g., ibuprofen), or xanthine derivatives (e.g., theophylline); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain ingredients that are inactive which can cause allergic reactions or other dilemmas. Speak with your pharmacist for more details.
Before applying this medicine, inform your physician or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma (including a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after using aspirin or other NSAIDs), bleeding/blood clotting disorders (e.g., hemophilia, von Willebrand's disease, thrombocytopenia), mind disorders (e.g., seizures, head injury, tumor, increased intracranial pressure), respiration problems (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, sleep apnea), condition of this pancreas (age.g., pancreatitis), heart disease (e.g., irregular heartbeat, recent heart assault), certain enzyme deficiencies (pyruvate kinase or G6-PD deficiency), gout, liver disease, kidney disease, heartburn, growths into the nose (nasal polyps), a specific spinal problem (kyphoscoliosis), gallbladder disease, personal or family history of regular use/abuse of drugs/alcohol, mental/mood disorders, stomach/intestinal dilemmas (age.g., ulcers, infectious diarrhoea, colitis), adrenal gland problem (age.g., Addison's disease), difficulty urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate or urethral stricture), underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), recent surgery that is bowel/abdominal.
Before having surgery or certain surgical procedure (such as for instance a heart stress test or a procedure to bring back a normal heart rhythm that you use this medication and about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) if you have an unusually fast heartbeat), tell your doctor or dentist.
This drug might make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Avoid beverages that are alcoholic.
This medicine might cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of tobacco and alcohol, specially when combined with this particular medicine, may increase your danger for stomach bleeding. Limit stop and alcohol smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
This medication contains aspirin. Young ones and teenagers less than 18 years old should not take aspirin if they have just been given a live virus vaccine, without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or.
Children may be more sensitive to the medial side effects of the narcotic pain reliever, particularly extreme sleepiness, confusion, or breathing that is slow/shallow/noisy. (See additionally Warning section.)
Older grownups may be more responsive to the medial side impacts of this drug, especially stomach bleeding/ulcers, confusion, dizziness, drowsiness, and breathing that is slow/shallow.
Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their s that are doctor( about the risks and benefits. Tell your doctor if you plan to become pregnant if you are pregnant or. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may damage an unborn baby and interfere with normal labor/delivery. Consult your doctor for additional information.
This drug passes into breast milk and could have effects that are undesirable a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not advised while using the this drug. Check with your physician before breast-feeding.
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