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BC ARTHRITIS STRENGTH
Arthritis/rheumatic disorders
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Drug Name:

BC ARTHRITIS STRENGTH OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Aspirin 742mg, caffeine 38mg, salicylamide 222mg; per powder; contains potassium 65mg/powder.

Company:
Prestige Brands, Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for BC ARTHRITIS STRENGTH:

Minor arthritis pain.

Adult:

Place powder on tongue and follow with liquid; or may stir into glass of water or other liquids. 1 powder every 3–4 hours; max: 4 powders/24 hours.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

NSAID allergy. Viral infection in children and teenagers. 3rd trimester pregnancy.

Warnings/Precautions:

History of asthma or peptic ulcer. Severe hepatic or renal dysfunction. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Gout. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Potentiates anticoagulants, hypoglycemics, methotrexate, acetazolamide, valproic acid, highly protein-bound drugs. Urinary alkalinizers, antacids, corticosteroids may increase excretion. May antagonize ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, diuretics, uricosurics. Increased bleeding risk with NSAIDs or chronic, heavy alcohol use. NSAIDs increase risk of renal dysfunction. Additive effects with other caffeine-containing products.

Pharmacological Class:

Salicylate.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, prolonged bleeding time, anaphylaxis, salicylism.

How Supplied:

Powder—6, 24, 50

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