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BC Powder Original
Active Ingredients
Aspirin (NSAID*) 845 mg; Pain reliever
Caffeine 65 mg; Pain reliever aid

*Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
 
Uses

Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

  • Minor arthritis pain
  • Colds
  • Muscular aches
  • Headaches
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
  • shock
  • asthma (wheezing)

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 non-prescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • take more or for longer time than directed

Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer.

Ask a doctor before use if

  • stomach bleeding warnings 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

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

When using this product limit the use of caffeine-containing drugs, foods or drinks because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, rapid heart beat. The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.

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 gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • any new symptoms appear
  • ringing in the ears or a loss of hearing occurs. These could be signs of a serious condition. 

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 of age and over:
    • Place one (1) powder on tongue every six (6) hours, while symptoms persist.
    • Drink a full glass of water with each dose, or you may stir powder into a glass of water or other liquid.
    • Do not take more than four (4) powders in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor.
  • Children under 12 years of age: Ask a doctor.
Other Information
  • Each powder contains: potassium 65 mg
  • Store below 25°C (77°F)
Inactive Ingredients
Docusate sodium, fumaric acid, lactose monohydrate, potassium chloride
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