aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Synalgos-DC)?
Since aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine 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. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Synalgos-DC)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness or insomnia, restless feeling, tremors, fast heart rate, pinpoint pupils, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, confusion, ringing in your ears, fainting, weak pulse, seizure (convulsions), blue lips, shallow breathing, or no breathing.
What should I avoid while taking aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Synalgos-DC)?
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cold, flu, or pain medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Aspirin and caffeine are contained in many medicines available over the counter. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much of a certain drug. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains aspirin or caffeine.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication. Alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding while you are taking aspirin.
Avoid taking diet pills, caffeine pills, or other stimulants (such as ADHD medications) without your doctor's advice.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, antidepressants, or seizure medication can add to sleepiness caused by dihydrocodeine, or could slow your breathing. Tell your doctor if you need to use any of these other medicines while you are taking aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine.
What other drugs will affect aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine (Synalgos-DC)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aspirin, caffeine, and dihydrocodeine.
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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