Appendix A Alka Seltzer Tablet Information

Active ingredients
(in each tablet)

Anhydrous citric acid 1000 mg. Antacid
Aspirin 325 mg. Analgesic
Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mg. Antacid

Uses for the relief of:

·                     heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach when accompanied with headache or  body aches and pains

·                     upset stomach with headache from overindulgence in food or drink

·                     headache, body aches, and pain alone

Warnings

Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.

Allergy alert: Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:

·                     hives

·                     facial swelling

·                     asthma (wheezing)

·                     shock

Alcohol warning: If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding

Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer

Ask a doctor before use if you have

·                     asthma

·                     ulcers

·                     bleeding problems

·                     stomach problems that last or come back frequently, such as heartburn, upset stomach, or pain

·                     a sodium-restricted diet

 

 

 

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

·                     presently taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.

·                     taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (blood thinning), diabetes, gout, or arthritis

 

When using this product do not exceed recommended dosage

Stop use and ask a doctor if

·                     an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.

·                     symptoms get worse or last more than 10 days

·                     redness or swelling is present

·                     ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs

·                     new symptoms occur

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

·                     fully dissolve tablets in 4 ounces of water before taking

adults and children 12 years and older

·                     2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, or as directed by a doctor

·                     do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours

adults 60 years and over

·                     2 tablets every 4 hours as needed, or as directed by a doctor

·                     do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours

Other information

·                     each tablet contains: sodium 567 mg

·                     protect from excessive heat

·                     Alka-Seltzer in water contains principally the antacid sodium citrate and the analgesic sodium acetylsalicylate

Inactive ingredients

none