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acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Pamprin Cramp Formula)?

Since this medicine is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Never take more than 8 tablets in one 24-hour period.

What happens if I overdose (Pamprin Cramp Formula)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of acetaminophen can cause serious harm.

The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion or weakness. Later symptoms may include pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.

Overdose symptoms may also include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.

What should I avoid while taking acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom (Pamprin Cramp Formula)?

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.

What other drugs will affect acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom (Pamprin Cramp Formula)?

Many drugs can interact with magnesium salicylate. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:

  • an antibiotic, antifungal medicine, or sulfa drug;
  • antiviral medication;
  • aspirin or other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
  • birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy;
  • a blood thinner or other medications used to treat or prevent blood clots;
  • cancer medications;
  • cholesterol medications;
  • a diuretic (water pill);
  • glaucoma medications;
  • gout medicine;
  • heart or blood pressure medication;
  • HIV/AIDS medications;
  • injected antibiotics;
  • insulin or oral diabetes medication;
  • medicine to treat a bowel disorder;
  • medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection; or
  • seizure medication.

This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about acetaminophen, magnesium salicylate, and pamabrom.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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