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Backache Relief by CVS Pharmacy

Medically reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

Dosage form: tablet, film coated
Ingredients: MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE 580mg
Labeler: CVS Pharmacy
NDC Code: 59779-338

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.

CVS 44-338

Active ingredient (in each caplet)

Magnesium salicylate tetrahydrate 580 mg (NSAID)*
(equivalent to 467.2 mg of anhydrous magnesium salicylate)
*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug 

Purpose

Pain Reliever 

Use

for the temporary relief of minor backache pain

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 early sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

Allergy Alert: Magnesium salicylate may cause a severe allergic reaction, which may include:

  • hives
  • facial swelling
  • asthma (wheezing)
  • shock

Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains 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 

Do not use

if you are allergic to salicylates (including aspirin) or any other pain reliever/fever reducer.

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 have asthma
  • you are taking a diuretic 

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

taking a prescription drug for

  • gout
  • diabetes
  • arthritis 

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
    • feel faint
    • have bloody or black stools
    • vomit blood
    • have stomach pain that does not get better
  • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • new symptoms occur
  • redness or swelling is present
  • ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days

These could be signs of a serious condition. 

If pregnant or breast-feeding,

ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use magnesium salicylate 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 (1-800-222-1222) right away. 

Directions
  • drink a full glass of water with each dose
  • adults: 2 caplets every 6 hours, not to exceed 8 caplets in 24 hours
  • children under 12 years: do not use unless directed by a doctor 

Other information
  • each caplet contains: magnesium 50 mg
  • store at 25ºC (77ºF); excursions permitted between 15º-30ºC (59º-86ºF)
  • see end flap for expiration date and lot number 

Inactive ingredients

hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, stearic acid, titanium dioxide, triacetin

Questions or comments?

1-800-426-9391

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CVS Health™

Compare to the active
ingredient in Extra Strength Doan's®

NDC 59779-338-08 

EXTRA STRENGTH
Backache Relief
MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE
TETRAHYDRATE (NSAID)

Pain reliever
Relieves backache pain

 Actual Size

24 ANALGESIC CAPLETS

TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF
CARTON IS OPENED OR IF BLISTER
UNIT IS TORN, BROKEN, OR SHOWS
ANY SIGNS OF TAMPERING

This product is not manufactured or distributed by Novartis
Consumer Health, Inc., owner of the registered trademark Extra
Strength Doan's®.
50844           ORG051233808

Distributed by: CVS Pharmacy, Inc.
One CVS Drive, Woonsocket, RI 02895
© 2015 CVS/pharmacy     CVS.com® 
1-800-SHOP CVS   V-11112

CVS 44-338

BACKACHE RELIEF 
magnesium salicylate tablet, film coated
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59779-338
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE (SALICYLIC ACID) MAGNESIUM SALICYLATE580 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
HYPROMELLOSE, UNSPECIFIED 
MAGNESIUM STEARATE 
POLYDEXTROSE 
STEARIC ACID 
TITANIUM DIOXIDE 
TRIACETIN 
MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE 
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL, UNSPECIFIED 
Product Characteristics
ColorWHITEScoreno score
ShapeOVALSize17mm
FlavorImprint Code44;338
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:59779-338-083 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON
18 TABLET, FILM COATED in 1 BLISTER PACK
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINALpart34311/07/1998
Labeler - CVS Pharmacy (062312574)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
LNK International, Inc.832867894MANUFACTURE(59779-338)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
LNK International, Inc.038154464PACK(59779-338)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
LNK International, Inc.868734088PACK(59779-338)
Establishment
NameAddressID/FEIOperations
LNK International, Inc.967626305PACK(59779-338)

 
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