CVS Effervescent Cold Relief Tablets Original Flavor
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Aspirin (NSAID)/pain reliever/fever reducer. Chlorpheniramine maleate/antihistamine. Phenylephrine bitartrate/nasal decongestant. Fast relief of nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, headache, body ache, sore throat, sinus pain & pressure. Compare to the active ingredients in Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Formula (This product is not manufactured, distributed or licensed by the maker of Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold). CVS pharmacist recommended. Each tablet contains: 464 mg sodium.
Active Ingredients (in Each Effervescent Tablet): Aspirin (325 mg) NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug), Chlorpheniramine Maleate (2 mg), Phenylephrine Bitartrate (7.8 mg). Inactive Ingredients: Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame, Citric Acid, Docusate Sodium, Flavors, Mannitol, Povidone, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bicarbonate.
Do not use more than directed (see overdose warning). Adults and Children 12 Years and Over: Take 2 tablets completely dissolved in 4 oz of water every 4-6 hours. Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children Under 12 Years of Age: Do not use. Place two (2) tablets in 4 oz of water. Dissolve tablets completely. You do not have to drink any of the residue that may be on the bottom of the glass. The medicines are in the water. Serious side effects associated with the use of this product can be reported to the following address or by calling the following telephone number. Store at room temperature (59-86 degrees F).
Do not use if printed packets are torn or punctured. 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 a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (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 if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer; if you are allergic to aspirin; 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); 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; you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, ulcers or kidney disease; you are taking a diuretic; glaucoma; diabetes; thyroid disease; trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland; a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis; been placed on a sodium-restricted diet. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are presently taking a prescription drug; taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis. When using this product do not take more than 8 tablets (adults and children 12 years and over) in a 24-hour period or as directed by doctor. Stop use and ask a doctor if 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; an allergic reaction occurs (Seek medical help right away); pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days; fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days; new symptoms occur; redness or swelling is present; ringing in the ears or a loss of hearing occurs; nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness occurs. When using this product do not use more than directed; you may get drowsy; avoid alcoholic drinks; excitability may occur, especially in children; alcohol, sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness; be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery. 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. Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine (9 mg per tablet).