aspirin/meprobamate - oral, Equagesic, Micrainin (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking aspirin/meprobamate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other salicylates (such as choline salicylate); NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen); or to carisoprodol, mebutamate, tybamate, or carbromal; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), diabetes, gout, high blood pressure, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), brain problems (such as brain injury, seizures), bleeding/blood-clotting disorders (such as hemophilia, vitamin K deficiency, low platelet count), kidney problems, liver problems, mental/mood problems (such as severe depression, thoughts of suicide, drug/alcohol abuse), stomach problems (such as ulcer, chronic heartburn, trouble swallowing), a certain liver/blood problem (porphyria), hormone problems (low thyroid, Addison's disease), difficulty urinating (such as enlarged prostate, urethral narrowing).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco, especially when combined with this product, may increase your risk for this side effect. Avoid alcoholic beverages, and stop smoking. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially stomach bleeding, dizziness, and drowsiness.This drug contains aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness or if they have recently received a vaccine. In these cases, taking aspirin increases the risk of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.This medication must not be used during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.This medication passes into breast milk and has harmed nursing infants. Therefore, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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