PRECAUTIONS: See also Warning section.Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to salicylamide, acetaminophen, or phenyltoloxamine; or to salicylates (e.g., magnesium salicylate); or to other antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine); 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: aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), kidney disease, liver disease, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (e.g., bleeding, ulcers, recurring heartburn, blockage), bleeding/clotting problems, glaucoma, difficulty urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate gland), poorly controlled diabetes, stroke, seizure, overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism), heart disease (e.g., congestive heart failure, history of heart attack), swelling of the ankles/feet/hands, a severe loss of body water (dehydration), blood disorders (e.g., anemia), high blood pressure, mental/mood disorders, certain genetic conditions (G6PD deficiency, pyruvate kinase deficiency).Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.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.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially stomach bleeding and dizziness.This medication contains salicylamide, which is similar to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take this medication (or aspirin) if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness, or if they have just been given a live virus vaccine, without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they are more sensitive to the effects of antihistamines. This drug can often cause excitement in young children instead of drowsiness.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding is not recommended while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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