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ASPIRIN + MEPROBAMATE

Aspirin is a salicylate that treats pain and reduces fever or inflammation. Meprobamate is an antianxiety agent that works by affecting certain areas of the brain.

This combination medication is used to relieve pain, anxiety, and tension in certain disorders or diseases. This medication may also be used in other conditions to be determined by your doctor.

Do not use this drug:

  • If you are allergic to Aspirin or Meprobamate
  • If you have blood disease Porphyria
  • If you are taking Sodium Oxybate (GHB)
  • If you have history of drug dependence or abuse
  • If you have peptic ulcer, asthma, coagulation abnormalities, hypoprothrombinemia, vitamin K deficiency, or in those on anticoagulant therapy without consulting your doctor

Common side effects may include:

  • Drowsiness
  • heartburn or indigestion
  • nausea with or without vomiting
  • stomach pain (mild)
  • Less common
  • Blurred vision or change in near or distant vision
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • headache

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.

Rare but serious side effects may include:

  • Bloody or Black, Tarry Stools
  • Confusion
  • Severe Allergic Reaction such as Skin Rash, Hives, Or Itching
  • Sore Throat and Fever
  • Unusual Bleeding or Bruising
  • Unusual Excitement
  • Unusual Tiredness or Weakness
  • Vomiting of Blood or Material that Looks Like Coffee Grounds

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of these serious side effects.

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to any content of this drug or if you have other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision. Avoid activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit the use of alcohol and certain other medications that cause drowsiness.

Older adults and children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially dizziness, drowsiness, mental or mood changes, constipation, fast heartbeat, trouble urinating, or blood pressure changes.

 

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:

  • Defibrotide
  • Dichlorphenamide
  • Influenza Virus Vaccine
  • Ketorolac

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

Symptoms of overdose may include:

  • Any Loss of Hearing
  • Bloody Urine
  • Confusion
  • Convulsions (Seizures)
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness or Lightheadedness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fast or Deep Breathing
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased Sweating
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Nervousness or Excitement
  • Ringing or Buzzing in Ears
  • Slow Heartbeat
  • Slurred Speech
  • Staggering
  • Stomach Pain
  • Unexplained Fever
  • Unusual or Uncontrolled Flapping Movements of the Hands, Especially in Elderly Patients
  • Unusual Thirst
  • Vision Problems
  • Weakness

 

Available brand/s:

  • Carisoprodol
  • Coumadin
  • Phenindione
  • Thiopental Sodium

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