ASPIRIN; CAFFEINE; SALICYLAMIDE (AS pir in; KAF een; SAL ih sill ah mide) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild aches and pains. This medicine may help with arthritis, colds, headache, muscle aches, and toothache.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
anxiety or panic attacks
child with chickenpox, the flu, or other viral infection
high blood pressure
if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks
low level of vitamin K
low potassium diet
stomach ulcers or other problems
an unusual or allergic reaction to aspirin, caffeine, salicylamide, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Place one packet of powder on tongue and follow with plenty of liquid, or stir powder into a glass of water or other liquid. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. You can take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
herbal supplements like feverfew, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, horse chestnut
medicines for diabetes or glaucoma like acetazolamide, methazolamide
medicines for gout
medicines that stimulate or keep you awake
medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like enoxaparin, heparin, ticlopidine, warfarin
NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
other aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
some cough and cold medicines like pseudoephedrine
varicella live vaccine
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
If you are treating yourself for pain, tell your doctor or health care professional if the pain lasts more than 10 days, if it gets worse, or if there is a new or different kind of pain. Tell your doctor if you see redness or swelling. Also, check with your doctor if you have a fever that lasts for more than 3 days.
This medicine can irritate your stomach or cause bleeding problems. Do not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol while taking this medicine. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medicine to prevent irritation to your throat.
When using this medicine limit the use of caffeine containing drugs, foods, or drinks. Too much caffeine may cause you to feel nervous, irritable, sleepless, or have a fast heartbeat.
If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your healthcare provider that you are taking this medicine. You may need to stop taking this medicine before the procedure.
Do not take this medicine close to bedtime. It may prevent you from sleeping.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
fever or sore throat
pain on swallowing
ringing in the ears or trouble hearing
signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
unusually weak or tired
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
passing urine more often
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from heat and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.