Label: ALKA-SELTZER ORIGINAL- anhydrous citric acid, aspirin, and sodium bicarbonate tablet, effervescent

  • Category: HUMAN OTC DRUG LABEL

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Updated August 6, 2018

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    Drug Facts

  • ACTIVE INGREDIENT

    Active ingredients (in each tablet)Purpose
    *
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
    Anhydrous citric acid 1000 mgAntacid
    Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)*Analgesic
    Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mgAntacid
  • Uses

    for the temporary relief of:

    • heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach when accompanied with headache or body aches and pains
    • upset stomach with headache from overindulgence in food or drink
    • headache, body aches, and pain alone
  • Warnings

    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:

    • hives
    • facial swelling
    • asthma (wheezing)
    • shock

    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 are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
    • if you have ever had an allergic reaction to this product or any of its ingredients

    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 have asthma
    • you have a sodium-restricted diet

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are

    • presently taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.
    • taking a prescription drug for diabetes, gout, or arthritis

    When using this product do not exceed recommended dosage

    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
    • symptoms get worse or last more than 10 days
    • redness or swelling is present
    • ringing in the ears or a loss of hearing occurs
    • new symptoms occur

    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.

  • Directions

    Directions

    ● fully dissolve 2 tablets in 4 ounces of water before taking

    adults and children 12 years and over2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctordo not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours
    adults 60 years and over2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctordo not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours
    children under 12 yearsconsult a doctor
  • Other information

    • each tablet contains: sodium 567 mg
    • store at room temperature. Avoid excessive heat.
    • Alka-Seltzer in water contains principally the antacid sodium citrate and the analgesic sodium acetylsalicylate
  • Inactive ingredients

    none

  • Questions or comments?

    1-800-986-0369 (Mon – Fri 9AM – 5PM EST)

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    Dist. by: Bayer HealthCare LLC
    Whippany, NJ 07981

  • PRINCIPAL DISPLAY PANEL - 100 Tablet Pouch Carton

    Alka-
    Seltzer®

    Anhydrous citric acid / Antacid
    Aspirin (NSAID) / Analgesic
    Sodium bicarbonate / Antacid

    Fast Relief of:
    Heartburn
    Upset Stomach
    Acid Indigestion
    with Headache
    Body Aches

    ORIGINAL

    Principal Display Panel - 100 Tablet Pouch Carton
  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    ALKA-SELTZER ORIGINAL 
    anhydrous citric acid, aspirin, and sodium bicarbonate tablet, effervescent
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:70264-014(NDC:0280-4000)
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID (UNII: XF417D3PSL) (ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID - UNII:XF417D3PSL) ANHYDROUS CITRIC ACID1000 mg
    ASPIRIN (UNII: R16CO5Y76E) (ASPIRIN - UNII:R16CO5Y76E) ASPIRIN325 mg
    SODIUM BICARBONATE (UNII: 8MDF5V39QO) (BICARBONATE ION - UNII:HN1ZRA3Q20) SODIUM BICARBONATE1916 mg
    Product Characteristics
    ColorwhiteScoreno score
    ShapeROUNDSize25mm
    FlavorImprint Code ALKA;SELTZER
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:70264-014-0150 in 1 CARTON03/02/2010
    12 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC monograph not finalpart34303/02/2010
    Labeler - R J General Corporation (122542830)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    R J General Corporation122542830REPACK(70264-014)