Alka-Seltzer Plus® Night Cold FormulaEffervescent Tablets
ALKA-SELTZER PLUS NIGHT COLD MEDICINE
phenylephrine bitartrate and
dextromethorphan hydrobromide tablet, effervescent Bayer HealthCare LLC, Consumer Care
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Alka-Seltzer Plus® Night Cold Formula Effervescent Tablets
Active ingredients (in each tablet)
Aspirin 500 mg
Pain reliever/fever reducer
Dextromethorphan HBr 10 mg
Doxylamine succinate 6.25 mg
Phenylephrine bitartrate 7.8 mg
temporarily relieves these symptoms due to a cold:
minor aches and pains
sinus congestion and pressure
temporarily reduces fever
Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.
Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:
If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding.
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
if you are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
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
stomach problems (such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain) that last or come back
high blood pressure
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 a prescription drug for
anticoagulation (blood thinning)
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
an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
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
ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
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.
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.
adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets fully dissolved in 4 oz of water at bedtime (may be taken every 4 to 6 hours). Do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor.
children under 12 years: do not use
each tablet contains: sodium 474 mg
Phenylketonurics: Contains Phenylalanine 5.6 mg per tablet