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Excedrin Extra Strength Pain Reliever, Caplets 100 ea

 
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Excedrin Extra Strength

  • Relieves headache & toothache
  • For premenstrual & menstrual cramps
  • Temporarily relieves arthritis pain

Indications

For the temporarily relief of minor aches and pains due to:

  • headache
  • a cold
  • arthritis
  • muscular aches
  • sinusitis
  • toothache
  • premenstrual & menstrual
Warnings

Reye's syndrome:  Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product.  When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
Allergy alert:  Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:

  • Hives
  • Facial swelling
  • Asthma (wheezing)
  • Shock

Liver warning:  This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • More than 8 caplets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
  • With other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Stomach bleeding warning:  This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding.  The chance is higher if you

  • Are age 60 or older
  • Have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • Take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • Take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
  • Have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • Take more or for a longer time than directed

Caffeine warning:  The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.  Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods, or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heart beat.

Do not use

  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to acetaminophen, aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer 
  • With any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription).  If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.

Ask a doctor before use if

  • You have liver disease
  • Stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • You have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
  • You have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
  • You are taking a diuretic
  • You have asthma

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking

  • A prescription drug for diabetes, gout, or arthritis
  • Any other drug, or are under a doctor's care for any serious condition

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • An allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away
  • You experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
    • Feel faint
    • Vomit blood
    • Have bloody or black stools
    • Have stomach pain that does not get better
  • Ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • Painful area is red or swollen
  • Pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days
  • Fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days
  • Any new symptoms appear
    These could be signs of a serious condition

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.  Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

� 2013 Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.
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