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PATIENT INFORMATION

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:

  • stomach problems (such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain) that last or come back
  • bleeding problems
  • ulcers
  • asthma

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for:

Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • fever lasts more than 3 days
  • new symptoms occur
  • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs

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.

Last reviewed on RxList: 11/13/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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