EFFERVESCENT PAIN RELIEF- aspirin, citric acid monohydrate, and sodium bicarbonate tablet, effervescent 
Western Family Foods, Inc.

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Effervescent Pain Relief

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each effervescent tablet)Purpose
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Aspirin (NSAID)* 325 mgPain reliever
Citric acid 1000 mgAntacid
Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mgAntacid


For the temporary relief of: heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach when accompanied with headache or body aches and pains


Reye's syndrome

Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.

Allergy alert

Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:

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

Stomach bleeding warning

This product contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (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 NSAID's (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
  • have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • take more or for longer time than directed

Alcohol warning: if you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding.

Do not use if

  • you have ever had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer
  • you are allergic to aspirin

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

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if

  • presently taking a prescription drug. Antacids may interact with certain prescription drugs.
  • taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis

When using this product do not exceed the recommended dosage

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away
  • you have 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
  • pain lasts for more than 10 days or gets worse
  • new symptoms occur
  • redness or swelling is present
  • ringing in the ears or a loss of hearing occurs

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.


Adults and children
12 years and over
2 tablets every 4 hours do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours
60 years and older2 tablets every 4 hours do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours

Other Information

Inactive Ingredients


Proudly Distributed by
Western Family Foods, Inc.
P.O. Box 4057, Portland, OR 97208 U.S.A.



Antacid & Pain Relief Medicine

Aspirin (NSAID) / Pain Reliever, Citric Acid /
Antacid, Sodium Bicarbonate / Antacid


Acid Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Heartburn
With Headache, Body Aches & Pains


COMPARE TO ALKA-SELTZER®active ingredients*

aspirin, citric acid monohydrate, and sodium bicarbonate tablet, effervescent
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:55312-469
Route of AdministrationORAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Aspirin (UNII: R16CO5Y76E) (Aspirin - UNII:R16CO5Y76E) Aspirin325 mg
Citric Acid Monohydrate (UNII: 2968PHW8QP) (Anhydrous Citric Acid - UNII:XF417D3PSL) Anhydrous Citric Acid1000 mg
Sodium Bicarbonate (UNII: 8MDF5V39QO) (Bicarbonate Ion - UNII:HN1ZRA3Q20) Sodium Bicarbonate1916 mg
Product Characteristics
ColorWHITEScore2 pieces
FlavorImprint Code C11
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:55312-469-8018 in 1 CARTON
12 in 1 PACKET; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC MONOGRAPH FINALpart34301/28/2008
Labeler - Western Family Foods, Inc. (192166072)

Revised: 10/2014
Document Id: 263388c7-5033-49c2-9e57-70f2fddea65a
Set id: 275d4196-52da-4cd1-a90c-ced7ea02526e
Version: 1
Effective Time: 20141007
Western Family Foods, Inc.