Acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate

Name: Acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate

What is acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate?

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.

Caffeine is used in this product to increase the pain relieving effects of acetaminophen.

Magnesium salicylate is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever.

Acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate is a combination medicine used to treat pain and swelling from conditions such as muscle aches, arthritis, and joint soreness.

Acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or magnesium salicylate.

Do not give this medication to a child or teenager with a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Salicylates can cause Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.

To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • liver disease, cirrhosis, a history of alcoholism, or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day;

  • kidney disease;

  • a stomach ulcer or bleeding; or

  • an intestinal disorder such as ulcerative colitis.

It is not known whether acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medicine.

This medicine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take this medicine?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.

Stop taking this medication and call your doctor if you have a fever lasting longer than 3 days, or pain lasting longer than 10 days.

Acetaminophen can cause unusual results with certain lab tests for glucose (sugar) in the urine. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate.

If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medicine. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since this medicine is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.