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PROPOXYPHENE/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE-ORAL, Darvon Cmpd-65, PC-Cap 65 (cont.)

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially of: warfarin, cimetidine, acetazolamide, other narcotic pain drugs, corticosteroids, methotrexate, arthritis drugs, gout drugs, drugs used for diabetes. Also report the use of medicines that make you drowsy, such as: sleeping pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, psychiatric drugs (e.g., antidepressants), certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). Because this medication contains aspirin, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking other medications containing pain relievers. Pain relievers can be found in many cough-and-cold preparations. This medication contains caffeine. Avoid drinking large amounts of caffeinated beverages while taking this medication as excessive nervousness and irritability can occur. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include slow and shallow breathing, unusual sleepiness, dizziness, decreased pupil size, cold and clammy skin, difficulty hearing, ringing in the ears, headache, sweating, thirst, nausea, vomiting, and loss of consciousness.

NOTES: To prevent constipation, increase your intake of fiber, drink plenty of water and exercise. Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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