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Bromo Seltzer

Active ingredients (in each tablet):

  • Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)**

  • Citric acid 1000 mg

  • Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mg

**Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Purpose

Aspirin 325 mg -- Pain reliever
Citric acid 1000 mg -- Antacid
Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mg -- Antacid

Use

Bromo Seltzer is used for the temporary relief of:

  • heartburn, acid indigestion and sour stomach when accompanied by headache or body aches and pains;
  • upset stomach with headache from overindulgence in food or drink; or
  • pain alone (headaches or body aches and pains).

Warnings

Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an ealy sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

Allergy alert: Aspirin may casue a sever allergic reaction which may include:

  • hives;
  • facial swelling;
  • asthma (wheezing); or
  • shock.

Stomach bleeding warning: Bromo Seltzer contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which may cause severe stomach bleeding.

The chance is higher if you:

  • are age 60 or older;
  • have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems;
  • take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug;
  • take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others);
  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product; or
  • take more tablets or take this medicine for a longer time than directed.

Important information

Do not use Bromo Seltzer if you:

  • have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer;
  • are allergic to aspirin; or
  • are overly full from food or drink.

Ask a doctor if severe stomach pain occurs after taking this product.

Ask a doctor before use if:

  • stomach bleeding warning applies to you;
  • you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn;
  • you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease;
  • you are taking a diuretic; or
  • you have a sodium-restricted diet.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

  • presently taking a prescription drug (antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs); or
  • taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis.

When using Bromo Seltzer do not take more than 8 tablets (adults) and 4 tablets (60 years and over) in a 24-hour period or use the maximum dosage for more than 10 days.

Stop use and ask a doctor if 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; or
  • an allergic reaction occurs.

Seek medical help right away if:

  • pain lasts for more than 10 days or gets worse;
  • new symptoms occur;
  • redness or swelling is present; or
  • if ringing in the ears or loss of hearing 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

  • do not exceed recommended dosage;
  • to avoid serious injury, completely dissolve tablets in 4 oz. of water before taking;
  • adults and children 12 years and over (up to 60 years of age): 2 tablets every 4 hours - do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hrs;
  • 60 years and over: 2 tablets every 4 hours - do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hrs.

Other information

Each tablet contains: sodium 524 mg.

Store at room temperature (59°-86°F).

Serious side effects associated with the use of this product can be reported to the following address:

Tower Laboratories LTD.
P.O. Box 306
8 Industrial Park Rd.
Centerbrook, CT 06409