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EXCEDRIN Extra-Strength Pain Reliever (Bristol-Myers)

Active Ingredients:   Each tablet, caplet, or geltab contains Acetaminophen 250 mg, Aspirin 250 mg, and Caffeine 65 mg.

Inactive Ingredients:   (tablet, caplet) benzoic acid, carnauba wax, hydroxypropylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, microcrystalline cellulose, mineral oil, polysorbate 20, povidone, propylene glycol, simethicone emulsion, sorbitan monolaurate, stearic acid.

May also contain: FD&C blue # 1, titanium dioxide.

Inactive Ingredients: (geltab) benzoic acid, D&C yellow #10 lake, disodium EDTA, FD&C blue #1 lake, FD&C red # 40 lake, ferric oxide, gelatin, glycerin, hydroxypropylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltitol solution, microcrystalline cellulose, mineral oil, pepsin, polysorbate 20, povidone, propylene glycol, propyl gallate, simethicone emulsion, sorbitan monolaurate, stearic acid, titanium dioxide.

Uses:   For the temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with headache, sinusitis, a cold, muscular aches, premenstrual and menstrual cramps, toothache, and for the minor pain from arthritis.


Warning: 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.

Alcohol Warning:   If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take acetaminophen and aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Acetaminophen and aspirin may cause liver damage and stomach bleeding.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Do not take with any other products containing acetaminophen. Taking more than directed may cause liver damage. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms. 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. Do not take this product for pain for more than 10 days or for fever for more than 3 days unless directed by a doctor. If pain or fever persists or gets worse, if new symptoms occur, or if redness or swelling is present, consult a doctor because these could be signs of a serious condition. Consult a dentist promptly for toothache. Do not take this product if you are allergic to aspirin, have asthma, have stomach problems (such as heartburn, upset stomach or stomach pain) that persist or recur, or if you have ulcers or bleeding problems, unless directed by a doctor. If ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs, consult a doctor before taking any more of this product.

Drug Interaction Precaution:   Do not take this product if you are taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis unless directed by a doctor.

Directions:   Adults: 2 tablets, caplets or geltabs with water every 6 hours while symptoms persist, not to exceed 8 tablets, caplets or geltabs in 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age: consult a doctor.

Overdose:   Acetylcysteine as an antidote for acetaminophen overdose.

See OVERDOSE PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION FOR COMTREX AND EXCEDRIN PRODUCTS section at the beginning of the Bristol-Myers Products listing.

How Supplied

Extra Strength EXCEDRIN is supplied as:

Coated white circular tablet with letter "E" debossed on one side. Supplied in bottles of 12's, 24's, 50's, 100's, 175's, 275's.

Coated white caplets with "E" debossed on one side. Supplied in bottles of 24's, 50's, 100's, 175's, 275's.

Gel-coated round geltabs-green on one side, white on the other, printed with black "E" on one side. Supplied in bottles of 24's, 50's and 100's (2 bottles of 50 each).

Store at room temperature.


NOTE: These photos can be used only for identification by shape, color, and imprint. They do not depict actual or relative size.

The product samples shown here have been supplied by the manufacturer. While every effort has been made to assure accurate reproduction, please remember that any visual identification should be considered preliminary. In cases of poisoning or suspected overdosage, the drug's identity should be verified by chemical analysis.

Further information

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