magnesium salicylate-phenyltoloxamine-oral, Magsal, Mobigesic (cont.)
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth, generally 3 to 4 times daily with food or a full glass of milk (8oz. or 240 ml) as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.
SIDE EFFECTS: Heartburn, nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, nervousness and dry mouth may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use a saliva substitute. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: stomach pain, black stools, vomiting of material that looks like coffee grounds, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, unusually fast or slow heartbeat, blurred vision, a change in amount of urine. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney or liver problems, heart disease, bleeding disorders, stomach/intestinal ulcers, high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma (narrow angle), asthma, allergies (especially to aspirin or NSAID such as ibuprofen). This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and this medicine may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Inform your dentist or doctor that you are using this medication, especially before surgery. Caution is advised when prescribing or using this drug in the elderly since they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medicine contains a drug similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take this medication if they have chickenpox, influenza or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during the first six months of pregnancy; it is not recommended for use during the last three months of pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this drug. This medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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