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Brand Names: Pamprin Cramp Formula
Generic Name: acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom (Pronunciation: a SEET a MIN oh fen, mag NEE see um sa LIS i late, and PAM a brom)
What is acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom (Pamprin Cramp Formula)?
Magnesium salicylate is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). This medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.
Pamabrom is a diuretic (water pill).
The combination of acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom is used to treat menstrual symptoms such as cramps, headache, backache, muscle aches, bloating, and fluid retention.
Acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom (Pamprin Cramp Formula)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom (Pamprin Cramp Formula)?
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.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.
This medicine may cause life-threatening heart or circulation problems such as heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term. Do not use acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Get emergency medical help if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
This medicine may also cause serious effects on the stomach or intestines, including bleeding or perforation (forming of a hole). These conditions can be fatal and can occur without warning while you are taking acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom, especially in older adults.
Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of stomach bleeding such as black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
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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