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Aspirin/Calcium Carbonate Oral Tablet (ASPIRIN, BUFFERED WITH CA/AL/MG ANTACID - ORAL)

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • fever
  • heart attack
  • heart disease
  • inflammatory disease
  • pain
  • prevent blood clots
  • prevent stroke
  • stroke
  • prevent heart attack

Brand Name(s): Bayer Womens

Generic Name: Aspirin/Calcium Carbonate

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.

This medicine contains an antacid to help reduce the upset stomach or heartburn that aspirin may cause.

This medicine can reduce the absorption of other medicines. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the best times to use this product.

If you are using this medicine regularly, it is important to take each dose of medicine on time. Keep taking the medicine even if you feel well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.

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.

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.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

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

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

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.

If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.

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

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.

This medicine is not recommended for use during last 3 months of pregnancy. It may harm unborn baby.

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.

  • constipation
  • persistent heartburn
  • signs of kidney damage (such as change in urine color or bubbly urine)
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain

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

  • severe or persistent abdominal pain
  • increased risk of bruising and bleeding
  • unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
  • confusion
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • dizziness
  • ear problems (ringing in the ears, hearing loss)
  • dark, tarry stool
  • symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • dark urine
  • 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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