Alka-Seltzer

Alka-Seltzer

Manufacturer:

Bayer

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Aspirin, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid.
Description
Each dry Alka-Seltzer tablet contains Aspirin/acetylsalicylic acid (buffered) 324 mg, sodium bicarbonate 1.737 g, citric acid 1.223 g. Each tablet contains 467 mg sodium.
Action
Analgesic.
Indications/Uses
For relief of headache and upset stomach, particularly due to too much to eat or drink; recommended especially before bed and again on arising. Fever discomforts of colds and flu/muscular aches and pains.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults: 2 tablets every 4 hours (up to 8 tablets in 24 hours). Do not take for more than 10 days.
Directions: Dissolve 2 tablets in a glass of water before drinking.
Repeat every 4 hours if necessary. Do not take more than 8 tablets in a 24-hour period.
Contraindications
Do not take this product if allergic to the active ingredients.
Warnings
Not to be taken by persons under 16 years old unless prescribed by a doctor.
Special Precautions
Do not take if the patient has asthma, persistent stomach problems, bleeding problems, during pregnancy or breast-feeding, or if the patient is taking medication for thinning the blood or for children/teenagers with chicken pox/influenza/fever, unless directed by a doctor.
Do not take if on a sodium restricted diet. Do not take this product if the patient has gastric/duodenal ulcers.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Do not take during pregnancy or breast-feeding unless directed by a doctor.
Side Effects
Possible side effects include gastrointestinal irritation, or rarely ulcers and allergic reactions.
Drug Interactions
Acetylsalicylic acid may increase the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding when taken simultaneously with corticosteroids or alcohol.
Storage
Store below 30°C.
ATC Classification
N02BA51 - acetylsalicylic acid, combinations excl. psycholeptics ; Belongs to the class of salicylic acids and derivatives agents. Used to relieve pain and fever.
Presentation/Packing
Effervescent tab (lemon flavour) 20's.
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