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Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula Sparkling Original Effervescent Tablets
Active Ingredients
In each tablet:
Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)*; Pain reliever/fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg; Antihistamine
Phenylephrine bitartrate 7.8 mg; Nasal decongestant

*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Uses
temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold:
  • minor aches and pains
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • nasal and sinus congestion
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • temporarily reduces fever
Warnings
Reye’s syndrome:
Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-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
Sore throat warning:
If sore throat is severe, 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 you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients
  • in children under 12 years of age
Ask a doctor before use if:
  • stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
  • ou have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
  • you are taking a diuretic
you have:
asthma, diabetes, thyroid disease, glaucoma, difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland, a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, a sodium-restricted diet 

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:
taking a prescription drug for:  gout, diabetes, arthritis, taking sedatives or tranquilizers

When using this product:
  • do not exceed recommended dosage
  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • you may get drowsy
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
Stop use 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
  • pain 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 a loss of hearing occurs
  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness 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. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Directions
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets fully dissolved in 4 oz of water every 4 hours. Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor.
  • children under 12 years: do not use
Other Information
  • each tablet contains: sodium 476 mg
  • Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine 8.4 mg Per Tablet
  • store at room temperature.
  • Avoid excessive heat.
Inactive Ingredients
acesulfame potassium, anhydrous citric acid, aspartame, calcium silicate, dimethicone, docusate sodium, flavors, mannitol, povidone, sodium benzoate, sodium bicarbonate
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