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Norgesic Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
- What are the possible side effects of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
- What is the most important information I should know about aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
- Who should not take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
- How should I take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Norgesic)?
- What happens if I overdose (Norgesic)?
- What should I avoid while taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
- What other drugs will affect aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Norgesic)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Norgesic)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine overdose include headache; ringing in the ears; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; dry mouth; weakness; confusion; decreased breathing; seizures; cold, clammy skin; and unconsciousness.
What should I avoid while taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Also, in combination with aspirin, alcohol can be damaging to the stomach.
Do not take other over-the-counter and prescription products that contain aspirin. Too much aspirin could be dangerous. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter preparations.
What other drugs will affect aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
Drowsiness or dizziness caused by orphenadrine may be increased by other drugs such as antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Together, these medicines may cause dangerous sedation, possibly resulting in unconsciousness and death. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.
Do not take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- an anticoagulant such as warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, enoxaparin (Lovenox), dalteparin (Fragmin), danaparoid (Orgaran), ardeparin (Normiflo), or tinzaparin (Innohep);
- a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, others), ketoprofen (Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail), naproxen (Naprosyn, Anaprox, Aleve), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam), nabumetone (Relafen), oxaprozin (Daypro), piroxicam (Feldene), etodolac (Lodine), fenoprofen (Nalfon), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketorolac (Toradol), sulindac (Clinoril), or tolmetin (Tolectin); or
- another salicylate such as aspirin (Acuprin, Ecotrin, Ascriptin, Bayer, others); choline salicylate and/or magnesium salicylate (Magan, Doan's, Bayer Select Backache Pain Formula, Mobidin, Arthropan, Trilisate, Tricosal), or salsalate (Disalcid).
You may not be able to take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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