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Equagesic Side Effects

Generic Name: aspirin / meprobamate

Note: This document contains side effect information about aspirin / meprobamate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Equagesic.

Applies to aspirin / meprobamate: oral tablet

Side effects requiring immediate medical attention

Along with its needed effects, aspirin / meprobamate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking aspirin / meprobamate:


  • Wheezing, shortness of breath, troubled breathing, or tightness in chest

Symptoms of overdose

  • Any loss of hearing
  • bloody urine
  • confusion (severe)
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • diarrhea (severe or continuing)
  • dizziness or lightheadedness (continuing)
  • drowsiness (severe)
  • fast or deep breathing
  • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  • headache (severe or continuing)
  • increased sweating
  • nausea or vomiting (continuing)
  • nervousness or excitement (severe)
  • ringing or buzzing in ears (continuing)
  • slow heartbeat
  • slurred speech
  • staggering
  • stomach pain (severe or continuing)
  • unexplained fever
  • unusual or uncontrolled flapping movements of the hands, especially in elderly patients
  • unusual thirst
  • vision problems
  • weakness (severe)

Symptoms of overdose in children

  • Changes in behavior
  • drowsiness or tiredness (severe)
  • fast or deep breathing

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


  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • confusion
  • skin rash, hives, or itching
  • sore throat and fever
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual excitement
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention

Some side effects of aspirin / meprobamate 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:

More common

  • Drowsiness
  • heartburn or indigestion
  • nausea with or without vomiting
  • stomach pain (mild)

Less common

  • Blurred vision or change in near or distant vision
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • headache

After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, Check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:

  • Clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • confusion
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  • increased dreaming
  • muscle twitching
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness or restlessness
  • nightmares
  • trembling
  • trouble in sleeping

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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.