GENERIC NAME: NARCOTIC ANALGESIC/APAP/CAFFEINE - ORAL
USES: This combination medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. This medication contains a narcotic pain reliever, acetaminophen (a non-aspirin pain reliever) and caffeine. Caffeine is used to enhance pain relief, especially in certain types of headaches.
HOW TO USE: Take this by mouth with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase the dose, take it more often than directed or continue taking this for longer than prescribed. This medication contains acetaminophen. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended (see Side Effects section).
SIDE EFFECTS: Stomach upset, headache, blurred vision, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness or lightheadedness may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: a rapid heart rate, fainting, breathing difficulties, mood changes, depression, irritability, nervousness. If you do not have liver problems, the adult maximum dose of acetaminophen is 4 grams per day (4000 milligrams). If you take more than the maximum daily amount, it may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms of liver disease: severe nausea, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, stomach pain, extreme fatigue. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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