acetaminophen and aspirin (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking acetaminophen and aspirin (Excedrin Back & Body)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or aspirin, or if you are using any other products that contain acetaminophen.
Do not take this medication without a doctor's advice if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen.
This medicine should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have:
Acetaminophen and aspirin may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 12 years old without the advice of a doctor.
How should I take acetaminophen and aspirin (Excedrin Back & Body)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of aspirin can damage your liver, kidneys, lungs, and other organs. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.
Do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours unless your doctor has told you to.
If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using acetaminophen and aspirin. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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