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Who should not take analgesics?

You should not take analgesics or antipyretics if you are allergic to any element of these types of medications. Cold- or flu-related analgesics should not be given to a child under the age of 2.

Additionally, your medical conditions and medications should be discussed with your doctor before you begin taking an analgesic. Medical conditions that could put you at risk for complications include pregnancy, breast feeding, and phenylketonuria (PKU). If you are taking certain medications such as blood thinners, seizure medications, other acetaminophen containing cold medications, and phenothiazines. You should talk to your doctor before taking an analgesic. Before you begin taking this or any other medication you should speak with your doctor about possible drug-drug interactions.

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