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BC Powder

Description

BC POWDER, ORIGINAL FORMULA: Active Ingredients: Each powder contains Aspirin 845 mg, and Caffeine 65 mg.
ARTHRITIS STRENGTH BC POWDER: Active Ingredients: Each powder contains Aspirin 1000 mg and Caffeine 65 mg.

Indications:BC Powder is for relief of simple headache; for temporary relief of minor arthritic pain, for relief of muscular aches, discomfort and fever of colds; and for relief of normal menstrual pain and pain of tooth extraction.

Arthritis Strength BC Powder is specially formulated to fight occasional minor pain and inflammation of arthritis. Like Original Formula BC, Arthritis Strength BC provides fast temporary relief of minor arthritis pain and inflammation, relief of muscular aches, discomfort and fever of colds; and pain of tooth extraction.

Warnings

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. Keep this and all medicines out of children's reach. In case of accidental overdose, contact a physician or poison control center immediately.

As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.

IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT NOT TO USE ASPIRIN DURING THE LAST 3 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY UNLESS SPECIFICALLY DIRECTED TO DO SO BY A DOCTOR BECAUSE IT MAY CAUSE PROBLEMS IN THE UNBORN CHILD OR COMPLICATIONS DURING DELIVERY.

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.

Allergy Alert:Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include hives, facial swelling, shock or asthma (wheezing). Ask a doctor before use if you have asthma, ulcers, a bleeding problem, stomach problems that last or come back such as heartburn, upset stomach or pain. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for gout, diabetes, arthritis or anticoagulation (blood thinning). Stop use and ask a doctor if an allergic reaction occurs, ringing in ears or loss of hearing occurs, pain gets worse or persists for more than 10 days, fever lasts more than 3 days, redness or swelling is present, or new symptoms occur.

For BC Powder and Arthritis Strength BC Powder:

When using these products limit the use of caffeine containing drugs, foods, or drinks, because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heartbeat.

Do not exceed recommended dosage. If nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur, discontinue use and consult a doctor. If symptoms do not improve within 7 days, or are accompanied by fever that lasts more than 3 days, or if new symptoms occur, consult a physician before continuing use. Do not take BC powder if you are sensitive to aspirin, or have heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, asthma, glaucoma, emphysema, chronic pulmonary disease, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland, or if you are presently taking a prescription anti-hypertensive or antidepressant drug unless directed by a doctor. "

Overdosage:

In case of accidental overdosage, contact a physician or poison control center immediately.

Administration

Place one powder on tongue and follow with liquid. If you prefer, stir powder into glass of water or other liquid.

Dosage

Adults and children 12 years and over: Take one powder every 3-4 hours not to exceed 4 powders in 24 hours.

How Supplied

BC Powder: Available in tamper evident overwrapped envelopes of 2 or 6 powders, as well as tamper evident boxes of 24 and 50 powders.

Arthritis Strength BC Powder: Available in tamper evident over wrapped envelopes of 6 powders, and tamper evident overwrapped boxes of 24 and 50 powders.

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