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Effervescent Pain Relief Side Effects

Generic name: aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 30, 2023.

Note: This document contains side effect information about aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Effervescent Pain Relief.

Applies to aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate: oral tablet, oral tablet effervescent.

Serious side effects

Along with its needed effects, aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate may cause some unwanted effects. Although the following side effects occur very rarely when 1 or 2 doses of this combination medicine is taken occasionally, they may be more likely to occur if: too much medicine is taken, the medicine is taken several times a day, or the medicine is taken for more than a few days in a row.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate:

Signs of overdose in children

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate:

Less common or rare

Other side effects

Some side effects of aspirin/citric acid/sodium bicarbonate may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

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Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.