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Alka-Seltzer Original -- 72 Effervescent Tablets


Alka-Seltzer Original
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Alka-Seltzer Original -- 72 Effervescent Tablets

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Alka-Seltzer Original Description

  • Anhydrous Citric Acid
  • Antacid Aspirin (NSAID)
  • Analgesic Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Antacid
  • Fast Relief of:
    • Heartburn
    • Upset Stomach
    • Acid Indigestion with Headache
    • Body Aches

Uses for the temporary relief of:

  • heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach when accompanied with headache or body aches and pains
  • upset stomach with headache from overindulgence in food or drink
  • headache, body aches, and pain alone


Directions

  • fully dissolve 2 tablets in 4 ounces of water before taking

 adults and children 12 years

 and over

 2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor  do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours
 adults 60 years and over  2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor  do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours
 children under 12 years  consult a doctor

    Other information
    • each tablet contains: sodium 567 mg
    • store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.
    • Alka-Seltzer in water contains principally the antacid sodium citrate and the analgesic sodium acetylsalicylate

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Active Ingredients (in each tablet): Anhydrous citric acid 1000 mg (Purpose: Antacid)
Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)* (Purpose: Analgesic)
Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mg (Purpose: Antacid)
*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Inactive Ingredients: none.
Warnings

Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flue-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

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

Do not use

  • if you are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
  • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients

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
  • you have asthma
  • you have a sodium-restricted diet

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • presently taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.
  • taking a prescription drug for diabetes, gout, or arthritis

When using this product do not exceed recommended dosage

 

Stop 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
  • symptoms get worse or last more than 10 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • new symptoms occur

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.

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