Drug: SALICYLAMIDE/ACETAMINOPHEN/PHENYLTOLOXAMINE - ORAL (SAL-i-SIL-a-mide/a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen/FEN-ill-toll-OX-a-meen)

This combination medication is used to treat mild to moderate pain (e.g., headache, arthritis, muscle pain, cold/flu aches and pain). Salicylamide and acetaminophen help to decrease the pain. Phenyltoloxamine is an antihistamine that helps to decrease symptoms of a cold such as a runny nose.

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See also Warning section.Dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, blurred vision, or dry mouth/nose/throat 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.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: stomach pain, swelling of ankles/feet/hands, sudden/unexplained weight gain, difficulty urinating, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes, unusual weakness, vision changes, hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears, decreased hearing), seizures.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, easy bleeding/bruising, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), black stools, 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, trouble breathing.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.

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Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product. Information last revised November 2013. Copyright(c) 2013 First Databank, Inc.

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See also Warning section.Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.Some products that may interact with this drug include: antihistamines applied to the skin (such as diphenhydramine cream, ointment, spray), anti-seizure medications (e.g., phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, valproic acid), carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (e.g., acetazolamide), certain drugs for gout (uricosuric drugs such as probenecid, sulfinpyrazone), cidofovir, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), cyclosporine, drugs for Parkinson's disease (e.g., anticholinergics such as benztropine), isoniazid, ketoconazole, lithium, MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine), methotrexate, pemetrexed, phenothiazines (e.g., chlorpromazine), tenofovir.This medication may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with other drugs that also may cause bleeding. Examples include anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as dabigatran/enoxaparin/warfarin, among others.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., risperidone, trazodone). Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels (e.g., cough-and-cold products, pain relievers, fever reducers) carefully since many contain ingredients that cause drowsiness.Also check your prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully for other ingredients that are similar to salicylamide and, if taken together, may increase your risk for side effects (NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, ketorolac, naproxen). Low-dose aspirin should be continued if prescribed by your doctor for specific medical reasons such as heart attack or stroke prevention (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams per day). Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.This medication may interfere with certain medical/laboratory tests (including urine 5-HIAA, skin tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

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