Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains associated with:
Drug Interaction Precautions
Drug Interaction Precaution: Do not take this product if you are taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning of blood), diabetes, gout, or arthritis unless directed by a doctor.
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: magnesium salicylate may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock.
Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (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
Alcohol warning: If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask a doctor whether you should take magnesium salicylate or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Magnesium salicylate may cause stomach bleeding.
Do not use:
If you are allergic to salicylates (including aspirin)
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
Right before or after heart surgery
Ask a doctor before use if:
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
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
You experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
Have bloody or black stools
Have stomach pain that does not get better These are signs of stomach bleeding. These could be signs of a serious condition
As with any drug, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, seek advice of a healthcare professional before using this product.Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away.
WARNING: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/.
Comments about Percogesic Maximum Strength Backache Relief, Coated Caplets, 48 ea:
I have fibromyalgia, two arthritc knees & a back that' shot from an old injury. To say I live w/ constant pain would be an understatement. Since they changed the original Percogesic formulation (which I wasn't happy about), I switched to these. They seem to work as well as the original, maybe better. They do make me sleepy, so not good for daytime (I work full-time). But they are a great pain reliever, up there with prescription-level strength. Good when one doesn't want to take aspirin, Tylenol or Excedrin.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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