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Acetaminophen/Aspirin/Caffeine Oral Tablet (ASPIRIN/ACETAMINOPHEN/CAFFEINE - ORAL)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • headaches
  • pain

Brand Name(s): Anacin Advanced Headache Formula, Arthriten Inflammatory Pain, Arthriten Max, Backaid IPF, Excedrin, Pamprin Max Formula

Generic Name: Acetaminophen/Aspirin/Caffeine

Instructions

Sit or stand upright for 10 minutes after taking the medicine. Do not lie down.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Talk to your doctor before taking other medicines, including aspirins and ibuprofen containing products. Speak to your doctor about which medicines are safe to use while you are on this medicine.

Cautions

IMPORTANT: Children and teenagers should not use medications containing aspirin for cold and flu symptoms or chickenpox.

There is an increased risk of bleeding while on this medicine, please tell your doctor or nurse if you notice any excessive bleeding or bruising.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.

Avoid smoking while on this medicine. Smoking may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.

This medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

This medicine contains acetaminophen. There are many medicines with acetaminophen. Taking these medicines together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen. This can cause serious liver problems. Look carefully on the package of all your medicines to see if acetaminophen is included. Ask your pharmacist which medicines you can take safely.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
  • nausea and vomiting
  • shakiness
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • decreased appetite
  • bleeding or bruising
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • dizziness
  • fainting
  • fever
  • swelling in the neck or throat
  • hearing loss
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)
  • signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
  • bloody or dark, tarry stools
  • sweating
  • severe or persistent vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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