Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu 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. Sore throat warning: If sore throat is sever, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. Do not use to sedate children. Do not use: If you are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer, if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. If children under 12 years of age. 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, heart disease, thyroid disease, ulcers, high blood pressure, glaucoma, asthma, diabetes, cough with excessive phlegm (mucus), a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland, persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema, a sodium-restricted diet. As a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are: taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (blood thinning), diabetes, gout, arthritis, taking sedatives of tranquilizers. When using this product: do not exceed recommended dosage, may cause marked drowsiness, avoid alcoholic drinks, alcohol, sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness, be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery, excitability may occur, especially in children. Stop use and ask a doctor if: an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away, pain, cough, or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days, fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days, redness or swelling is present, new symptoms occur, ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs, cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts. These could be signs of a serious condition, nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness 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. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.