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methocarbamol/aspirin - oral (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to methocarbamol or aspirin; or to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma (including a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), growths in the nose (nasal polyps), stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (such as ulcers, heartburn), kidney disease, liver disease, bleeding/blood clotting disorders (such as hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, thrombocytopenia), certain enzyme deficiencies (such as pyruvate kinase, G6PD deficiency), gout.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision 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 medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Avoid alcohol and stop smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.This drug contains aspirin. Children and teenagers less than 18 years old 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.Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially stomach/intestinal bleeding and ulcers, drowsiness, and confusion. Drowsiness and confusion can increase the risk of falling.Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately. Do not use this medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy because of possible harm to the unborn baby or problems during delivery. Consult your doctor for more details.It is unknown if methocarbamol passes into breast milk. Aspirin passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014


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