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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 to other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); 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: high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (such as ulcers, blockage, difficulty swallowing, heartburn), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate), a certain type of muscle/nerve disease (myasthenia gravis), asthma (including a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), growths in the nose (nasal polyps), bleeding/blood clotting problems (such as hemophilia, thrombocytopenia), gout, heart problems (such as fast/irregular heartbeat, heart failure, heart attack), high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders (such as anxiety, nervousness), certain enzyme deficiencies (such as pyruvate kinase or G6PD deficiency).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. Limit alcoholic beverages.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).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 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 confusion, stomach ulcer/bleeding, constipation, drowsiness, trouble sleeping, or trouble urinating. Confusion, drowsiness, and trouble sleeping can increase the risk of falling.Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are or think you may be pregnant. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant while taking this medication. Do not use this medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy because of possible harm to the unborn baby or problems during delivery.This medication passes into breast milk and may harm 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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