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aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (cont.)

Who should not take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic, Norgesic Forte)?

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have

You may not be able to take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.

It is not known whether aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine passes into breast milk. Do not take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine is not approved for use by children younger than 12 years of age. Do not use any medication that contains aspirin to treat a child or teenager who has a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox without first talking to a doctor. In children younger than 20 years of age, aspirin may increase the risk of Reye's syndrome, a rare but often fatal condition.

How should I take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic, Norgesic Forte)?

Take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.

Take each dose with a full glass of water.

Do not take more of this medication than is prescribed. If the pain is not being adequately treated, talk to your doctor.

Store aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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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