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ANADIN ORIGINAL

Active substance(s): ASPIRIN / CAFFEINE

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3. How to take your medicine (continued)
Do not take more than 12 tablets in any 24 hour period.
Do not give to children aged under 16 years, unless on the advice of a doctor.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If symptoms persist for more than 3 days, or if symptoms worsen consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more tablets than you should:
If you take too many tablets contact your doctor or hospital immediately.
Bring any remaining tablets with you to show the doctor.

Read this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without a prescription, for you to treat a mild illness without a doctor's help.
Nevertheless, you still need to use your medicine carefully to get the best results. Keep this leaflet. You
may need to read it again. Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice. You must see a
doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible Side Effects:
Like all medicines, your medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You can
reduce the chances of experiencing side effects by using the minimum dose required. Side effects may
be more serious in elderly patients.
If you experience any of the following serious effects STOP taking this medicine immediately and
contact your doctor or pharmacist:
• Stomach ulceration or perforation: Symptoms could include severe abdominal pain, vomiting blood (or
liquid with what looks like coffee grounds), blood in the faeces (stools/motions) or passing black stools.
• Severe allergic reactions: Symptoms could include difficulty breathing, skin rash or swollen facial
features.
• Breathing problems: Wheezing and breathing difficulties may be triggered in patients suffering from
or with a previous history of asthma.

IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What your medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take your medicine
3. How to take your medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store your medicine
6. Further information

Other possible side effects
If any of the side effects gets serious or if you notice any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or pharmacist:
• Occasionally the blood does not clot well, which may result in easy bruising or bleeding.
• High caffeine intake can result in tremor (shaking) and palpitations (uncomfortable feeling in the chest
caused by fluttering heartbeat).
• Aspirin may trigger gout in people prone to it.
• Other side effects include indigestion, heartburn, feeling or being sick, changes in skin colour and a
runny nose.

1. What your medicine is and what it is used for
Each tablet contains: 325 mg of Aspirin and 15 mg of Caffeine.
Aspirin belongs to a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) that
work by relieving pain and reducing inflammation, high temperature and fever. In addition, your
medicine contains caffeine, which increases the pain-relieving effect of the product.
Your medicine is for effective relief from: mild to moderate pain including headache, migraine, sharp
nerve pain (neuralgia), toothache, sore throat, period pains and aches and pains, symptomatic relief of
sprains, strains, rheumatic pain, nerve pain of the lower back or legs (sciatica), lower back pain
(lumbago), chronic muscle pain, sometimes with tiredness and skin sensitivity (fibrositis), muscular aches
and pains, joint swelling and stiffness, influenza, feverishness and feverish colds.

Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects
not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help provide more information
on the safety of this medicine.

2. Before you take your medicine
Please read the following information. Do not give to children under 16 years unless on the advice of a
doctor. There is a possible association between aspirin and Reye’s syndrome when given to children.
Reye’s syndrome is a very rare disease, which affects the brain and liver and can be fatal. For this reason
aspirin should not be given to children aged under 16 years, unless on the advice of a doctor.

5. How to store your medicine
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date shown on the end of the carton.
• Do not store above 25ºC.
• Keep out of sight and reach of children.

Do not take if you:
• are allergic to aspirin or any of the other ingredients listed in this leaflet.
• have ever had a stomach ulcer, perforation or bleeding.
• suffer from haemophilia (your blood does not clot well) or from gout
• are in late stages of pregnancy
• are breast feeding
Take special care and talk to a pharmacist or your doctor before taking this medicine if you:
• suffer from asthma, allergic disease, dehydration, liver or kidney problems or G-6-PD deficiency (an
hereditary condition leading to low red blood cell counts).

3. How to take your medicine
For oral administration and short term use only
Dosage: Adults, the elderly and young persons aged over 16:
The minimum effective dose should be used for the shortest time necessary to relieve symptoms. Take 1
or 2 tablets up to 6 times a day, as required. The tablets should be taken with water. Take only as much
as you need to relieve your symptoms and leave at least 4 hours between each dose.

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Who makes this medicine?
Your medicine is manufactured by: Pfizer Consumer Manufacturing Italy S.r.l., Via Nettunense, 90 - 04011
Aprilia (LT), Italy.
The Marketing Authorisation Holder is: Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Ltd, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich,
Kent, CT13 9NJ, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in: December 2015.

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Taking other medicines
Do not use this medicine if you are taking medicines that reduce blood clotting (warfarin) or for
treatment of gout (sulfinpyrazone).
Talk to your doctor or a pharmacist if you are taking other NSAIDS, steroid hormones (corticosteroids),
water tablets, anti-sickness treatments (metoclopramide), treatments for epilepsy (phenytoin, valproate),
certain cancer treatments (methotrexate), blood pressure lowering treatments (ACE inhibitors), antacids,
treatments for leg pain when walking (cilostazol), mifepristone, treatments for gout (probenecid),
treatment of obesity (sibutramine), treatment of some depressive disorders (SSRIs, venlafaxine), and
some asthma treatments (zafirlukast).

6. Further Information
What does this medicine contain?
The active substances are Aspirin and Caffeine. Your medicine contains 325 mg of Aspirin and 15 mg
of Caffeine.
Each tablet also contains: quinine sulfate, microcrystalline cellulose (E460), maize starch, calcium
stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (E464) and polyethylene glycol.
Your medicine is available in packs containing 12 and 16 tablets.

If you have any queries or comments about your medicine or any other Pfizer Consumer
Healthcare Ltd products, ring our customer Careline or e-mail us at carelineUK@pfizer.com

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