ACETAMINOPHEN + ASPIRIN - Watsons Health

ACETAMINOPHEN + ASPIRIN

Aspirin is a salicylate that treats pain and reduces fever or inflammation. Acetaminophen is also used to relieve pain and reduce fever.

This combination medication is used to temporarily treat minor arthritis pain, back pain and muscles ache.

Do not use this drug:

  • To children that already have a fever, especially if he or she has symptoms of flu or chicken pox.
  • More than prescribed. Taking too much Acetaminophen may cause a serious, sometimes fatal, liver disease.

Common side effects of this drug may include:

  • Upset Stomach Or Heartburn
  • Drowsiness
  • Ringing In Your Ears

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

Your doctor may have prescribed this medication because he or she judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.

Serious side effect may include:

  • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • Fast, Pounding, or Uneven Heartbeat
  • Easy Bruising or Bleeding
  • Unusual Weakness
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Body Aches
  • Flu Symptoms
  • Black, Bloody or Tarry Stools
  • Coughing Up Blood or Vomit that Looks Like Coffee Grounds
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Dark Urine
  • Clay-Colored Stools
  • Jaundice (Yellowing of the Skin or Eyes)
  • Fever Lasting Longer than 3 Days
  • Swelling or Pain Lasting Longer than 10 Days
  • Signs of Infection such as Redness or Swelling
  • Hearing Loss

Precautions

Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g., Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Celecoxib); or to other salicylates (such as Choline Salicylate); or to Acetaminophen; or to caffeine; or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you have the following medical condition:
    • Aspirin-Sensitive Asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny or stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen)
    • History of use or abuse of alcohol

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Possible interactions with this drug are:

  • Acetazolamide
  • Methotrexate
  • Blood Thinner (Warfarin, Coumadin)
  • Diuretic or “Water Pill,”
  • Steroid
  • Medicine Used to Prevent Blood Clots ( such as Dalteparin, Desirudin, Enoxaparin, Fondaparinux, Tinzaparin)
  • Nsaids like Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Naproxen (Aleve), Celecoxib, Diclofenac, Ketorolac

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Sweating
  • Burning Pain in the Throat and Stomach
  • Stomach or Abdominal Pain
  • Extreme Tiredness
  • Yellowing of Eyes or Skin
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Rapid or Shallow Breathing
  • Irregular or Fast Heartbeat
  • Change in the Amount of Urine or Dark Urine
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Seizures

Available brand/s:

  • Febrile Free

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