Anacin prescribed for treatment of pain, with different nature of appearance (muscle aches, headache, toothache, arthritis and rheumatism, menstrual cramps, pain and fever of common cold) and for reducing of the tendency of blood clots. This medication is a combination of stimulant and salicylate. His mechanism of working is the the following: it blocks several different chemical processes within the body that cause pain, inflammation and fever.
Consult with your doctor about dosage. Anacin may cause stomach upset, so better take it with food to reduce stomach irritation. Use the medicine with a full glass of water and avoid a recumbent position during next 30 minutes.
Before to start treatment with Anacin consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you have: allergy to food, medicines, or other substances, asthma, bleeding or clotting problems, kidney or liver problems, stomach and intestinal problems, growths in the nose, heart problems, upset stomach, heartburn, stomach pain, hives, flu, chickenpox; anxiety, trouble sleeping or heart problems; if you have a plan to become pregnant, or you are pregnant, or you're breastfeeding; if you are taking any prescribed and not prescribed medicine, herbal products, or dietary supplement; vitamin K deficiency; alcoholism or if you consume 3 or more alcohol drinks per day. Children with a stroke, a weaken blood vessel or bleeding in the brain, Kawasaki syndrome or rheumatic disease shouldn't use Anacin.
Patients with an allergy to any ingredient of Anacin, or who has a severe allergic reaction such as rush, hives, breathing difficulties, dizziness to aspirin, tartrazine or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), children or teenagers with flu or chickenpox, patients with bleeding problems such as hemophilia, Von Willebrand disease, low blood platelets, or active severe bleeding and patients, who are taking anticoagulants or methotrexate - shouldn't use Anacin.
Possible side effects
Possible side effects are the following: dizziness, irritability, nausea, nervousness, upset stomach. The severe side effects include allergic reactions such as rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; confusion; diarrhea; drowsiness; severe or persistent dizziness hearing loss; ringing in the ears; severe or persistent stomach pain or heartburn; black or bloody stools; shakiness; trouble sleeping; vomiting.In case if you think that you feel some symptoms of side effects you should call for medical help immediately.
You must consult with your doctor about interaction between Anacin and the following drugs: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (enalapril), probenecid, or sulfinpyrazone because their effectiveness may be decreased by Anacin; carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (acetazolamide) because they may decrease Anacin's effectiveness; insulin or oral anti-diabetics because the risk of their side effects, including low blood sugar may be increased by Anacin; anticoagulants ( heparin, warfarin), clopidogrel, or NSAIDs (ibuprofen, celecoxib) because the risk of their side effects, including risk of bleeding, may be increased by Anacin; quinolones (ciprofloxacin).
Never take more than prescribed dose, even if you missed the one. Try to take it as soon as possible. Or, if it's too late, just skip it and take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.
In case if you think that you could be overdosed by Anacin you should call for medical help immediately. Symptoms of Anacin overdose are following: agitation; anxiety; confusion; fever; hearing loss; lethargy; lightheadedness, especially upon standing; muscle twitching; nausea; rapid breathing; rapid or irregular heartbeat; ringing in the ears; seizures; shortness of breath; stomach pain; trouble sleeping; vomiting. If you think that you overdosed Anacin, seek medical attention at once.
Store at room temperature between 68-77 F (20-25 C), in a dark and dry place. Save it from children and pets. Watch the expiration date!
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