Buffered Aspirin Low Dose Pain Reliever by Bufferin
Bufferin - Buffered Aspirin Low Dose Pain Reliever 81 mg. - 130 Tablets
Bufferin Low Dose Buffered Aspirin temporarily relieves minor aches and pains or as recommended by your doctor. Ask your doctor about other uses of buffered aspirin. Bufferin Aspirin is buffered with calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and magnesium oxide.
Novartis OTC (Over-the-Counter) is a world leader in the research, development, production and marketing of self-medication products that do not require prescriptions. Their products are designed for in-home treatment and prevention of medical conditions and ailments to enhance health and improve life every day. Novartis OTC has a robust portfolio of cough, cold, respiratory disease, digestive health and pain management medication as well as analgesics, skin care products, smoking-cessation treatments and mineral supplements.
Do not use more than directed. Drink a full glass of water with each dose. Adults and children 12 years and over: take 4 to 8 tablets every 4 hours; not more than 48 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years: ask a doctor.
Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chicken pox or flu-like symptoms should not use this product. When using this product, if changes in behavior with nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor because these symptoms could be an early sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.
Allergy Alert: Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include
- facial swelling
- asthma (wheezing)
Stomach bleeding warning: This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:
- are age 60 or older
- have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
- take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
- take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
- have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
- take more or for a longer time than directed
Do not use
- if you have ever had an allergic reactions to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
Ask a doctor before use if
- stomach bleeding warning applies to you
- you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
- you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
- you are taking a diuretic
- you are on a magnesium-restricted diet
- you have asthma
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking:
- any other drug containing an NSAID (prescription or nonprescription)
- a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
- a prescription drug for diabetes, gout, or arthritis
- any other drug, or are under a doctor's care for any serious condition
Stop use and ask a doctor if
- an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
- you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding
- feel faint
- vomit blood
- have bloody or black stools
- have stomach pain that does not get better
- ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
- painful area is red or swollen
- pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days
- fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days
- any new symptoms appear
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.
|Drug Facts |
(in each tablet)
|Buffered aspirin equal to 81 mg aspirin (NSAID)*
(buffered with calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and magnesium oxide)
|Inactive Ingredients |
benzoic acid, carnauba wax, corn starch, FD&C blue #1, hypromellose, light mineral oil, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 80, povidone, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, simethicone emulsion, sorbitan monolaurate, talc, titanium dioxide
* nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Novartis, the company that makes Bufferin, was created in 1996 by the merger of the Swiss companies Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz, and is a world leader in the research and development of products that protect and improve health and well-being.
Its core businesses are pharmaceuticals, vaccines, consumer health, generics, eye care and animal health.
Novartis derives its name from the Latin words novae artes meaning "new skills." The term reflects the company's commitment to research and development that brings innovative new products to the communities it serves.
In 2009, the Novartis Group Companies achieved net sales of USD 44.3 billion and net income of USD 10.3 billion. The Group, which invested USD 7.2 billion in research and development (R&D) employs approximately 96,700 people in 140 countries around the world, nearly a quarter of whom are based in the US. Its global headquarters are located in Basel, Switzerland, and its US headquarters are in New Jersey.
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