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acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate (cont.)

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate (KneeRelief)?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen, caffeine, or magnesium salicylate.

Tell your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis). You may not be able to take medication that contains acetaminophen.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate if you have:

FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate is harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take this medication without telling your doctor if you are pregnant.

Acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Magnesium salicylate should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. A salicylate can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.

How should I take acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate (KneeRelief)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as it has been prescribed by your doctor. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended.

Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can cause damage to your liver. The maximum amount of acetaminophen for adults is 1 gram (1000 mg) per dose and 4 grams (4000 mg) per day. Know the amount of acetaminophen in the specific product you are taking.

If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day, do not take acetaminophen without your doctor's advice, and never take more than 2 grams (2000 mg) of acetaminophen per day.

Stop taking this medication and call your doctor if you have a fever lasting longer than 3 days, or pain lasting longer than 10 days.

This medication can cause you to have unusual results with certain medical tests. Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate.

If you need to have any type of surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.

Store acetaminophen, caffeine, and magnesium salicylate at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

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