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What happens if I miss a dose (Norgesic, Norgesic Forte)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Norgesic, Norgesic Forte)?
Seek emergency medical attention.
Symptoms of an aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine overdose include headache; ringing in the ears; nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; dry mouth; weakness; confusion; decreased breathing; seizures; cold, clammy skin; and unconsciousness.
What should I avoid while taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic, Norgesic Forte)?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. If you experience dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while taking aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Also, in combination with aspirin, alcohol can be damaging to the stomach.
Do not take other over-the-counter and prescription products that contain aspirin. Too much aspirin could be dangerous. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over-the-counter preparations.
What other drugs will affect aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine (Norgesic, Norgesic Forte)?
Drowsiness or dizziness caused by orphenadrine may be increased by other drugs such as antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), other pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Together, these medicines may cause dangerous sedation, possibly resulting in unconsciousness and death. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.
Do not take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine without first talking to your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:
You may not be able to take aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about aspirin/caffeine/orphenadrine written for health professionals that you may read.
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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