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aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide (cont.)

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What happens if I miss a dose (Arthritis Pain Formula, Ascriptin, Ascriptin Maximum Strength, Aspirin Buffered)?

Since aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide 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.

What happens if I overdose (Arthritis Pain Formula, Ascriptin, Ascriptin Maximum Strength, Aspirin Buffered)?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include burning or pain in your throat, severe heartburn, mood changes, confusion, ringing in your ears, rapid breathing, seizure, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide (Arthritis Pain Formula, Ascriptin, Ascriptin Maximum Strength, Aspirin Buffered)?

Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Avoid taking other medicines within 2 hours before or after you take aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide. The antacids contained in this medicine can make it harder for your body to absorb other medicines, especially antibiotics.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Aspirin is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much aspirin. Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin.

Avoid taking any other NSAID while you are taking aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide. NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.

What other drugs will affect aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide (Arthritis Pain Formula, Ascriptin, Ascriptin Maximum Strength, Aspirin Buffered)?

Many drugs can interact with aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:

This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide. 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 aluminum hydroxide, aspirin, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide.


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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