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Alka Seltzer Original by Navajo Manufacturing Company Inc.

Medically reviewed on September 20, 2016

Dosage form: tablet
Ingredients: ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID 1000mg, ASPIRIN 325mg, SODIUM BICARBONATE 1916mg
Labeler: Navajo Manufacturing Company Inc.
NDC Code: 67751-143

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Alka Seltzer Original

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each tablet)

Anhydrous citric acid 1000 mg

Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)*

Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mg

*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

Purposes

Antacid

Analgesic

Uses

for the temporary relief of:
• heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach when accompanied with headache or body aches and pains • upset stomach with headache from overindulgence in food or drink • headache, body aches, and pain alone

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: Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include: • hives • facial swelling • asthma (wheezing) • shock
Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an 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 aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
• if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients

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
• you have asthma
• 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)
• taking a prescription drug for diabetes, gout, or arthritis

When using this product

do not exceed recommended dosage

Stop use and ask a doctor if

• an allergic reaction occurs (seek medical help right away)
• 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
• symptoms get worse or last more than 10 days
• redness or swelling is present
• ringing in the ears or a loss of hearing occurs
• new symptoms occur

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

fully dissolve 2 tablets in 4 ounces of water before taking

 adults and children       2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours
 adults 60 years and over 2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours
 children under 12 years consult a doctor

Other information

• do not use if pouch is opened
• each tablet contains: sodium 567 mg
• store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.
• Alka-Seltzer® in water contains principally the antacid sodium citrate and the analgesic sodium acetylsalicylate

Inactive ingredients 

Water

Questions or comments?

1-800-986-0369 (Mon - Fri 9AM - 5PM EST) or www.alkaseltzer.com

Package Labeling:

ALKA SELTZER ORIGINAL 
anhydrous citric acid, aspirin, sodium bicarbonate tablet
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:67751-143(NDC:0280-4000)
Route of AdministrationORALDEA Schedule    
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID (ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID) ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID1000 mg
ASPIRIN (ASPIRIN) ASPIRIN325 mg
SODIUM BICARBONATE (SODIUM CATION) SODIUM BICARBONATE1916 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
WATER 
Product Characteristics
ColorwhiteScoreno score
ShapeROUNDSize25mm
FlavorImprint CodeALKA;SELTZER
Contains    
Packaging
#Item CodePackage Description
1NDC:67751-143-011 POUCH in 1 CARTON
12 TABLET in 1 POUCH
2NDC:67751-143-022 POUCH in 1 CARTON
24 TABLET in 1 POUCH
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart34309/16/2016
Labeler - Navajo Manufacturing Company Inc. (091917799)

 
Navajo Manufacturing Company Inc.

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