Equate Effervescent Cold Relief
Medically reviewed on Jan 10, 2018
Dosage form: tablet, effervescent
Ingredients: ASPIRIN 325mg, CHLORPHENIRAMINE MALEATE 2mg, PHENYLEPHRINE BITARTRATE 7.8mg
NDC Code: 49035-768
Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.
Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)*
Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg
Phenylephrine Bitartrate 7.8 mg
*Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Pain reliever/fever reducer
temporarily relieves these symptoms of the common cold:
■ fever ■ sneezing ■ nasal congestion ■ sore throat ■ headache ■ minor aches and pains
■ runny nose ■ sinus congestion and pressure
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 early sign of Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
Allergy alert: Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include: ■ hives ■ facial swelling ■ asthma (wheezing) ■ shock
Stomach bleeding warning: This product 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
■ take more or for a longer time than directed
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.
■ if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
■ if you are allergic to aspirin
■ if you are now taking 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 if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before 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.
Ask a doctor before use if you have ■ glaucoma ■ diabetes ■ thyroid disease ■ trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate gland ■ a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis ■ been placed on a sodium-restricted diet
■ taking sedatives or tranquilizers ■ presently taking a prescription drug ■ taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis
■ do not take more than 8 tablets (adults and children 12 years and over) in a 24-hour period or as directed by doctor.
■ do not use more than directed ■ you may get drowsy ■ avoid alcoholic drinks
■ excitability may occur, especially in children
■ alcohol, sedatives and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
■ be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
■ 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
■ an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away. ■ pain or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
■ fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days ■ new symptoms occur ■ redness or swelling is present
■ ringing in the ears or a loss of hearing occurs ■ nervousness, dizziness or sleeplessness occurs
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.
get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
■ do not use more than directed (see overdose warning)
■ adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets completely dissolved in 4 oz of water every 4-6 hours.
■ do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
■ children under 12 years: ask a doctor
each tablet contains: sodium 464 mg
■ phenylketonurics: contains phenylalanine 9 mg per tablet
■ store at room temperature (59°-86°F)
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benzoate, sodium bicarbonate
|EQUATE EFFERVESCENT COLD RELIEF
aspirin, chlorpheniramine maleate, phenylephrine bitartrate tablet, effervescent
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