Norgesic

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What are the possible side effects of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic, Norgesic Forte)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • an irregular or a very fast heartbeat;
  • confusion, hallucinations, or abnormal behavior;
  • red, black, or bloody stools; or
  • blood in vomit.

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What are the precautions when taking orphenadrine citrate with aspirin and caffeine (Norgesic)?

Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to orphenadrine, aspirin, or caffeine or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain eye problem (glaucoma), aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), stomach/intestinal ulcers or blockage, enlarged prostate, bladder blockage, a certain esophagus problem...

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SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, weakness, headache, stomach upset, heartburn, nausea, constipation, and dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.

To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you become constipated while using this drug, consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (e.g., stimulant-type with stool softener).

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, anxiety, hallucinations), fast/pounding heartbeat, hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears), difficult urination.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: easy bleeding/bruising, black/bloody/tarry stools, fainting, fast heartbeat, eye pain, stomach/intestinal blockage (e.g., persistent nausea/vomiting, prolonged constipation), difficult/painful swallowing, unusual tiredness, change in the amount of urine, vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, breathing trouble.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to orphenadrine, aspirin, or caffeine or other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain eye problem (glaucoma), aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), stomach/intestinal ulcers or blockage, enlarged prostate, bladder blockage, a certain esophagus problem (mega-esophagus/cardio-spasm), a certain type of muscle disease (myasthenia gravis).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: asthma, growths in the nose (nasal polyps), bleeding problems, gout, stomach problems (e.g., acid-reflux disease, heartburn), heart problems (e.g., fast heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, heart failure), high blood pressure, kidney disease, liver disease, urinary problems (e.g., trouble starting the flow of urine).

This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.

To reduce dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking this medication.

This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco, especially when combined with this medicine, may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcohol and stop smoking. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

This medication contains aspirin. Children and teenagers should not take aspirin if they have chickenpox, flu, or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

The elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially confusion.

Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

This medication passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing infant. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.


Norgesic Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Norgesic, Norgesic Forte

Generic Name: aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Pronunciation: AS pir in/CAF feen/ore FEN ah drin)

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  • Who should not take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?
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What is aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?

Aspirin is in a class of drugs called salicylates. Aspirin works reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. It is used to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever.

Caffeine is used in this combination to increase the pain relieving effects of aspirin and orphenadrine.

Orphenadrine is a muscle relaxant. It works by blocking nerve impulses (or pain sensations) that are sent to the brain.

Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine is used, along with rest and physical therapy, to treat injuries and other painful muscular conditions.

Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • an irregular or a very fast heartbeat;
  • confusion, hallucinations, or abnormal behavior;
  • red, black, or bloody stools; or
  • blood in vomit.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • drowsiness or dizziness;
  • headache;
  • tremor;
  • blurred vision or large pupils;
  • difficulty urinating;
  • hiccups;
  • faint ringing in the ears; or
  • nausea, vomiting, or constipation.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.

Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Also, in combination with aspirin, alcohol can be damaging to the stomach.

Call your doctor immediately if you experience a rash, itching, a fever, or nasal congestion during treatment with aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine.

Watch for bloody, black, or tarry stools or bloody vomit. This could indicate damage to the stomach.

Do not take more of this medication than is prescribed. If the pain is not being adequately treated, talk to your doctor.

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