Label: TENSION HEADACHE ASPIRIN FREE- acetaminophen, caffeine tablet

  • NDC Code(s): 59779-824-12
  • Packager: WOONSOCKET PRESCRIPTION CENTER,INCORPORATED
  • Category: HUMAN OTC DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph not final

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Updated September 21, 2015

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  • Active ingredients (in each caplet)

    Acetaminophen 500 mg
    (formulated with 65 mg caffeine)

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  • Purpose

    Pain reliever 

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  • Uses

    • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
      • headache
      • muscular aches 
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  • Warnings

    Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. The maximum daily dose of this product is 6 caplets (3,000 mg) in 24 hours. Severe liver damage may occur if you take:

    • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
    • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
    • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

    Allergy alert: Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

    • blisters
    • rash
    • skin reddening

    If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

    Caffeine warning: The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods, or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionally, rapid heartbeat.

    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 allergic to acetaminophen

    Ask a doctor before use if you have

    liver disease.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    taking the blood thinning drug warfarin.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • new symptoms occur
    • painful area is red or swollen
    • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days

    These could be signs of a serious condition. 

    If pregnant or breast-feeding,

    ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    In case of accidental overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-2222) right away.  Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms. 

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  • Directions

    • do not use more than directed
    • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 caplets every 6 hours.  Do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours.
    • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
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  • Other information

    • store at 25ºC (77º); excursions permitted between 15º-30ºC (59º-86ºF)
    • see end flap for expiration date and lot number 
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  • Inactive ingredients

    corn starch, crospovidone, D&C red #27 aluminum lake, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminium lake, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide 

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    Compare to the active ingredients
    in Excedrin® Tension Headache*

    Coated Caplets

    NDC 59779-824-12

    Aspirin-Free
    TENSION HEADACHE

    ACETAMINOPHEN
    & CAFFEINE
    Pain reliever, Pain reliever aid

    100 CAPLETS

    Actual Size

    *This product is not manufactured or distributed by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., owner of the registered trademark Excedrin® Tension Headache.
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  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    TENSION HEADACHE  ASPIRIN FREE
    acetaminophen, caffeine tablet
    Product Information
    Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:59779-824
    Route of Administration ORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
    ACETAMINOPHEN (UNII: 362O9ITL9D) (ACETAMINOPHEN - UNII:362O9ITL9D) ACETAMINOPHEN 500 mg
    CAFFEINE (UNII: 3G6A5W338E) (CAFFEINE - UNII:3G6A5W338E) CAFFEINE 65 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Strength
    D&C RED NO. 27 (UNII: 2LRS185U6K)  
    TALC (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)  
    FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (UNII: H77VEI93A8)  
    STARCH, CORN (UNII: O8232NY3SJ)  
    STEARIC ACID (UNII: 4ELV7Z65AP)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Product Characteristics
    Color RED Score no score
    Shape OVAL Size 17mm
    Flavor Imprint Code 44;428
    Contains     
    Packaging
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:59779-824-12 1 in 1 CARTON
    1 100 in 1 BOTTLE, PLASTIC; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINAL part343 01/17/2007
    Labeler - WOONSOCKET PRESCRIPTION CENTER,INCORPORATED (062312574)
    Establishment
    Name Address ID/FEI Business Operations
    LNK International, Inc. 038154464 PACK(59779-824)
    Establishment
    Name Address ID/FEI Business Operations
    LNK International, Inc. 832867894 MANUFACTURE(59779-824)
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