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Alka-Seltzer

Plus Cold

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Item:
ALK005
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Size:
36 Tabs
  • Aspirin formula

  • Relieves cold symptoms

  • Effervescent tablets
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold is a pain reliever/fever reducer aspirin formula. It temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold: minor aches and pains, headache, runny nose, nasal and sinus congestion, sneezing, and sore throat. It also temporarily reduces fever.

Product Label

Drug Facts

Active ingredients Purpose
Aspirin 325 mg Pain reliever/fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg Antihistamine
Phenylephrine bitartrate 7.8 mg Nasal decongestant

Uses

temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold:

  • minor aches and pains
  • headache
  • runny nose
  • nasal and sinus congestion
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • temporarily reduces fever

Warnings

Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin. Allergy Alert: Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:

  • hives
  • facial swelling
  • asthma (wheezing)
  • shock

Alcohol warning: if you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding. Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly. Do not use to sedate children.

Do not use

  • if you are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer.
  • if you are now a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know whether your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • in children under 12 years of age

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • stomach problems (such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain) that lasts or come back
  • bleeding problems
  • ulcers
  • asthma
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • thyroid disease
  • glaucoma
  • difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland
  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • a sodium-restricted diet

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • taking a prescription drug for
  • gout
  • diabetes
  • arthritis
  • taking sedatives or tranguilizers

When using this product

  • do not exceed recommended dosage.
  • excitability may occur, especially in children
  • you may get drowsy
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding
  • feel faint
  • vomit blood
  • have bloody or black stools
  • have stomach pain that does not get better
  • pain or nasal congestion get worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • new symptoms occur
  • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery. Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

  • adults and children 12 years and older: take 2 tablets fully dissolved in 4 oz of water every 4 hours. Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor.
  • children under 12 years: do not use

Other Information

  • each tablet contains: sodium 474 mg
  • Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine 8.4 mgper tablet
  • store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.

Inactive Ingredients

Acesulfame Potassium, Anhydrous Citric Acid, Aspartame, Calcium Silicate, Dimethylpolysiloxane, Docusate Sodium, Flavors, Mannitol, Povidone, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Bicarbonate

Questions or Comments?

1-800-986-0369 (Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM EST)or www.alkaseltzer.com

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