Skip to Content

User Reviews for BC Original to treat Pain

BC Original has an average rating of 5.6 out of 10 from a total of 54 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 37% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 35% reported a negative effect.

BC Original Rating Summary

5.6/10 average rating

54 ratings from 66 user reviews.

Compare all 1432 medications used in the treatment of Pain.

10
22%
9
11%
8
4%
7
7%
6
2%
5
13%
4
6%
3
4%
2
11%
1
20%

Reviews for BC Original

No longer a BC user · Taken for 10 years or more May 6, 2021

“I hope BC takes heed - the new packaging is TERRIBLE. I've been using them for 30 years, but no more. I will change to Goody's or an alternative because the new packages make the medicine clump up in the bottom, and you have to tear it off incrementally and take it five or six times, if you even get any of it in your dang mouth because it spills all over the place or up your nose if you try to shake it loose. The fold-up packets were great, why did you have to mess with something that worked just fine, and probably were cheaper for you to make? Stupid. And I can see by the reviews I'm not the only one who thinks so. Get it together, BC.”

1 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
#1 customer · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 20, 2021

“I can tell the formula has been changed since the new packaging and I don't like the new packaging at all. It's a lot harder to try and get all of the powder out of the pack without spilling it. So will you please go back to the old formula and original folded envelope!! Thank you!!”

7 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Dee · Taken for 10 years or more December 27, 2020

“I'm not sure what is missing but with the new change. The pain does not go away fast. I have been using BC powder for years and so have my other family members and we all notice the change. Bring back the original ingredients please!!! We are all letting this go because there is a big change and its a waste of money!!!”

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Foxy September 16, 2020

“ I'm writing to voice my feelings about the NEW Packaging of the individual Envelopes. You say it's because you changed Manufacturers, but I believe it's about the MONEY spent to wrap the powder in the OLD envelopes. Whatever it is the NEW Package stinks. I would really like you to bring back the OLD Glassine Packages. It's easier to open and easier to empty the product in my mouth. BRAVO! I only use BC when I have a Headache, or Muscle Pain from working out. It does work, BUT, the NEW Package adds to that PAIN.”

10 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Vern February 9, 2019

“What the heck is going on. There are no BC Powders in the original packaging anywhere. Well- I have found a couple small packages at gas stations. The formula is different... the packaging is the worst!!!! The powder doesn't come out properly and it tastes very acidic. And- here's the biggest kicker- it doesn't work as well. So- why???? We live in the South. I know people who have been taking these for over 30 years- myself included. Why would a company risk losing what they are going to lose..... Shame!!!!”

1 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Consumer · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 2, 2019

“The other packaging was more convenient...to label the new packaging as an on the go remedy is giving it more credibility than it is worth. I still use BC Powder because it works but it's almost as if the company is just trying to cut a few corners to save a couple of bucks and meanwhile it looks as if it's upsetting a lot of customers. Could you possibly be saving that much more money...? Just weird.”

10 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Loyal User Winston salem March 14, 2019

“Hate B C Powder's new package!!!! It’s a pain! Can not get all the medicine out of the package! The On the go six pack I have to tear the individual packets apart before taking. Who’s bright ideal was that!!!! Please change back to the old packaging! I have started buying tablets . Bad decision to increase your Company’s profits!!”

1 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
chop March 5, 2019

“Let’s get right to the point these stick packs suck and are hard as anything to take , who ever came up with them needs to be fired as soon as possible. It is the same old game as ever - Corporation does a "Let’s fix what is not broke"”

9 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Boots · Taken for 10 years or more March 1, 2019

“Have taken bc for years it was great. Then they trot out this new packaging. Did they try the package on people in pain or with arthritis especially in their hands? I think not because if they had they would not have changed it. Good bye bc”

Was this helpful?YesNo
Teacher September 29, 2018

“I’ve been using BC powders for the past 15 years. Never even considered anything else until now. New packaging is ridiculous. I don’t know if they changed the formula or not because I can’t get all of the medicine out of the package. I do know that I will not waste my money on the “new and improved” BC. Whatever company decides to fill BCs shoes is going to make a fortune. I’ve read dozens and dozens of unsatisfied customer reviews.”

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Coach T January 14, 2019

“I have taken BC Powder for 30 years for aches and pains. I have been a huge promoter of BC Powder over the years but will be looking for a different solution now because of the terrible packaging idea. There is no way you can get the entire dose out of the package. The reason the blue collar working man has made BC Powder a success since 1906 is the convenience, caffeine and quick relief it gives. We can take it while driving a bulldozer or flying an airplane. You screwed up with the new mode of delivery of your product. So disappointed!”

5 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Shushu March 19, 2019

“The new BC Powder packaging is horrible. The med clumps in the package and you end up spilling it trying to make it come out. The packaging is too small for people with carpal tunnel syndrome in their hands, it is too hard handle and forget about it if you have age and arthritis to try and manipulate it. Old is best. Don't mess with it if it ain't broken”

1 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Ej · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 18, 2019

“The new packaging is terrible? On the go? I think not. They are hard to open. You have to lick it to get all of the powder out. And if any else may agree, there is less product in this stupid packaging. I search every store I can that still stocks the previous BC. Some marketing mucked this up. It’s worse than the new Coke back in the 80’s. CHANGE THEM BACK!”

1 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Roo January 10, 2019

“Please!!! What's up with this ridiculous new packaging. The product won't come out- wasteful. And- it doesn't seem to work the same- maybe because some of the powder is left inside. I have to rip open- then lick the inside.. Many times- it goes all over. Going to buy up what I can of the original packaging!!!! Fail!!!”

10 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Bill · Taken for 10 years or more March 29, 2019

“Your new packaging is a joke. Did you try it first? I would find the genius who came up with this packaging and fire them before they can do more damage. Are you under new management or something? What is wrong with you people?”

4 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Badideabc · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 2, 2018

“My grandmother would lose her mind if she saw they messed with her bc. I've been taking these for years upon years. It was my go to. This new packaging and powder is horrible. I read all the reviews and not one positive. The powder isn't even the same consistency and a lot less. I can't find the old ones anywhere except ebay and they are $$$$. Please be smart and change the package and formula back because you're losing a lot of $. A former loyal bc user.”

3 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
foxytwin11 · Taken for 10 years or more December 16, 2018

“I have been taking BC powders for 26 years.The new on the go is difficult to use and doesn't work the same. I knew it was different from the very first one. Guess I be looking for something else. No need buy something that isn't gonna work!”

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Red · Taken for 10 years or more January 9, 2019

“I have been taking BC’s for as long as I can remember. I know that I’m not the BC Wizard like my ex (you can add that to the list of reasons for taking) at opening/taking but, I manage...UNTIL NOW! I dislike the new packaging enough to write this review which I never take time to do. I waste as much as I take!!! I hope you convert to original. I even bought a pack of Goodys’s the other day due to this “problem”.”

8 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Micki · Taken for 10 years or more December 5, 2018

“I take BC powders on a daily basis, and I have done so for 40+ years. I take them in place of prescription pain medicines because they just plain make me feel better and I buy them by the 2, 6, and 50 pack. However, like New Coke, this new bc product is not the same, doesn't work the same, and I deplore the packaging. Please, Please, Please, bring back the old product and packaging. Don't mess with perfection.”

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
loko November 18, 2018

“I have taken this product for many years. This new formula is very bad I suspect for most people who have been taking this product over the years. The old formula was 650 mg. of aspirin and 33.3 caffeine. The new one as they call it, has 845 mg. of aspirin and 65 caffeine. That is way too much aspirin as most people who take this religiously take it at least 2 times in a 24 hour period. With the first time that I took this new formula I because very nauseated, upper stomach pain and had to lie down for awhile. The next time I took one later in the week, the same thing happened.”

9 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Misanthra · Taken for 10 years or more January 8, 2019

“I am not sure if some on this page realize Goody's and BC Powder are both owned by Prestige Consumer Healthcare? Here is an address: Prestige Consumer Healthcare, Inc. Attn: Consumer Affairs 4615 Murray Place Lynchburg, VA 24502 Phone: 866-255-5197 I also, abhor the new packaging. I have contacted Prestige about it, we will see.”

5 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Use your brain · Taken for 10 years or more April 8, 2019

“I have taken BC powders for over 20 years they have always worked very well. I am not pleased with the new packaging, it is a hassle to use and, extremely wasteful. I am a fan of BC but, not the new packaging. Get smart listen to the folks that have made you one of the most popular pain relievers on the market. It is not rocket science listen to the people. A degree or doctorum does not mean your ideas are always the best do, look at the old saying... '' IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T TRY TRY TO FIX IT! ''”

5 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Ttaylor December 30, 2018

“I have been taking BC powders for RA for five years. After the new packaging I noticed it simply didn’t work, then thinking maybe I’m suppose to take two of the go powders...I did. Nope it’s not the same. I hate the pocket design, powder get stuck. The paper package really screws up if it’s damp outside, hello it rains in the south, a lot... needless to say when I found a shop with the old packaging, I bought them all.. plan to look at alternative powders. To the marketing and design for BC; suggest an apology and a relaunch “what is Old is New” again PARTY!!!!”

5 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Angel · Taken for 10 years or more August 28, 2018

“I have been using this product for many years. I was pleased to see that they finally came in new packaging because much would spill out in the old package. But the new package makes it difficult to get out the powder. I think its because the package is so thin that it gets stuck and you have to lick it to get it out. It was a good idea but its just not working out.”

8 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Darci · Taken for 10 years or more December 11, 2018

“I take BC for RA and chronic headaches. I can no longer use it because I can't open the new packets with RA. They are HORRIBLE! The med also gets stuck in there. I have been using BC for 25 years. I now have to switch to Goodys. Very disappointed!”

Was this helpful?YesNo
Unhappycamper · Taken for 10 years or more November 15, 2018

“I have used this daily for pain for over 30 years. When they came out with new packaging I thought those would just be added to the product line, Not Replace The Envelope Style! The actual powder gave me relief I could not find in other brands but that has changed now because I can no longer get it all out of the " stick pack ". I am really disappointed. Before the new packaging I would have rated this a 10 but now it's a 2”

2 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
OMGoodness · Taken for 10 years or more April 19, 2019

“I live in a retirement community of 146 people. About half use BC Powders (we did a survey). All hate the new packaging. It's less powder in the containers and hard to open without spilling or leaving contents in package. Collectively, we are all looking for another product to use. We want to make a video for online publication for other older people who find this new packaging troublesome to help them find a new product. If any other company is watching, it would be smart for them to offer an alternative.”

1 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo
Anonymous · Taken for 10 years or more April 22, 2019

“I like my dad before me have taken BC powder for many many years. I tend to have excruciating headaches at times and the original BC powder is the only thing that gets rid of it. It seems the new powder does not work for me nearly as well. In fact it doesn't even come close sorry BC. The packaging doesn't bother me nearly as bad as the formula has changed and that's what bothers me. Well there's not as much powder in a stick as there is in a paper. Please bring back our original BC formula and packaging.”

3 / 10
Was this helpful?YesNo

This information is NOT intended to endorse any particular medication. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners.