orphenadrine/aspirin/caffeine - oral, Norgesic (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to orphenadrine, aspirin, or caffeine or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain eye problem (glaucoma), aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), stomach/intestinal ulcers or blockage, enlarged prostate, bladder blockage, a certain esophagus problem (mega-esophagus/cardio-spasm), a certain type of muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), bleeding problems, gout, stomach problems (e.g., acid-reflux disease, heartburn), heart problems (e.g., fast heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, urinary problems (e.g., trouble starting the flow of urine).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. Limit alcoholic beverages.To reduce dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.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. Limit alcohol and stop smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.This medication contains aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.The elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially confusion.Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.Aspirin passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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