ALKA SELTZER ORIGINAL- anhydrous citric acid, aspirin, sodium bicarbonate tablet, effervescent 
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Alka Seltzer Original

Drug Facts

Active ingredients (in each tablet)

Anhydrous citric acid 1000 mg

Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)*

Sodium bicarbonate (heat-treated) 1916 mg

*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug






for the temporary relief of:


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.


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

adults and children 12 years and over 2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor do not exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours
adults 60 years and over 2 tablets every 4 hours, or as directed by a doctor do not exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours
children under 12 years consult 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


Questions or comments?

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Package Labeling

Package Label

anhydrous citric acid, aspirin, sodium bicarbonate tablet, effervescent
Product Information
Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:73097-001(NDC:0280-4000)
Route of AdministrationORAL
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient NameStrength
Product Characteristics
ColorwhiteScoreno score
FlavorImprint Code ALKA;SELTZER
#Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
1NDC:73097-001-021 in 1 CARTON07/01/2019
12 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
2NDC:73097-001-4020 in 1 CARTON07/01/2019
22 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
3NDC:73097-001-4824 in 1 CARTON07/01/2019
32 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
4NDC:73097-001-7236 in 1 CARTON07/01/2019
42 in 1 POUCH; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
Marketing Information
Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
OTC monograph not finalpart34307/01/2019
Labeler - Savings Distributors LLC (010527359)

Revised: 7/2019
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