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Name:Alka-seltzer Plus Flu Formula
Manufacturer:Bayer Corporation Consumer Care Division
Category:Over-the-counter (OTC) Marketed Drugs


ALKA-SELTZER PLUS  FLU FORMULA - acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine maleate, phenylephrine hydrochloride and dextromethorphan hydrobromide tablet, effervescent 
Bayer Corporation Consumer Care Division

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.



Drug Facts

Active ingredients
(in each tablet)
Acetaminophen 250 mg Pain reliever/fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg Antihistamine
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg Cough suppressant
Phenylephrine hydrochloride 5 mg Nasal decongestant


  • temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold or flu:
    • minor aches and pains
    • headache
    • cough
    • sore throat
    • runny nose
    • sneezing
    • nasal and sinus congestion
  • temporarily reduces fever


Liver warning

This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if you take

  • more than 8 tablets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount for this product
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Sore throat warning

If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.

Do not use to sedate children

Do not use

  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
  • if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric, or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you do not know if your prescription drug contains an MAOI, ask a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product.
  • in children under 12 years of age

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • high blood pressure
  • thyroid disease
  • diabetes
  • glaucoma
  • cough with excessive phlegm (mucus)
  • a breathing problem such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis
  • difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland
  • persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, or emphysema
  • a sodium restricted diet

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

  • taking the blood thinning drug warfarin
  • taking sedatives or tranquilizers

When using this product

  • do not exceed recommended dosage
  • may cause marked drowsiness
  • avoid alcoholic drinks
  • alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers may increase drowsiness
  • be careful when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery
  • excitability may occur, especially in children

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • pain, cough, or nasal congestion gets worse or lasts more than 7 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days
  • redness or swelling is present
  • new symptoms occur
  • cough comes back or occurs with rash or headache that lasts.
    These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.


  • do not take more than the recommended dose
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets fully dissolved in 4 oz of water every 4 hours. Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor
  • children under 12 years: do not use

Other information

  • each tablet contains: sodium 416 mg
  • Phenylketonurics: Contain Phenylalanine 5.6 mg Per Tablet
  • store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.

Inactive ingredients

acesulfame potassium, anhydrous citric acid, aspartame, FD&C red #40, flavors, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, mannitol, saccharin sodium, sodium bicarbonate

Questions or comments?

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/ Pain reliever-fever reducer
Chlorpheniramine maleate / Antihistamine
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide / Cough suppressant
Phenylephrine hydrochloride / Nasal decongestant

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Nasal Decongestant
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acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine maleate, phenylephrine hydrochloride, and dextromethorphan hydrobromide tablet, effervescent
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:0280-7050
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
Acetaminophen (Acetaminophen) Acetaminophen 250 mg
Chlorpheniramine maleate (Chlorpheniramine) Chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg
Phenylephrine Hydrochloride (Phenylephrine) Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 5 mg
Dextromethorphan hydrobromide (Dextromethorphan) Dextromethorphan hydrobromide 10 mg
Product Characteristics
Color WHITE Score no score
Shape ROUND Size 25mm
Flavor CITRUS Imprint Code ASP;FLU
# Item Code Package Description Multilevel Packaging
1 NDC:0280-7050-20 1 POUCH ( POUCH) in 1 CARTON contains a POUCH
1 20 TABLET, EFFERVESCENT ( TABLET) in 1 POUCH This package is contained within the CARTON (0280-7050-20)

Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH FINAL part341 08/01/2010

Labeler - Bayer Corporation Consumer Care Division (785159372)

Revised: 07/2010 Bayer Corporation Consumer Care Division

Reproduced with permission of U.S. National Library of Medicine

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