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What are the side effects of Norgesic?

Norgesic (aspirin-caffeine-orphenadrine) can cause various side effects in some people. The doctor should be informed if any of these common side effects persist or become uncomfortable: headaches, blurry vision, enlarged pupils, weakness, difficulty with urination, slight ringing in the ears, heartburn, hiccups, dry mouth, upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and constipation.   

Side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness or blurred vision, can become worse if you drink alcohol or take certain other medications along with Norgesic. Until you know how you will respond to Norgesic, avoid driving or unsafe activities while taking it. Stomach bleeding can also occur, especially with daily use of alcohol or tobacco.

Call 911 for emergency medical help if you experience any of the following serious side effects: severe allergic responses (including rash or hives, breathing problems, itching, facial or mouth swelling or chest tightness); confusion; hallucinations or strange behavior; eye pain; changes in hearing; stomach or intestinal blockage; change in urine output; difficulty or painful swallowing; bleeding or bruising; bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; irregular or extremely rapid heartbeat; unusual tiredness; fainting; or red, black, bloody or tarry stools.   

Since Norgesic contains aspirin, children and teenagers are at risk for contracting Reye's syndrome if they take this medication when they have flu, chickenpox, or any viral illness. Contact your doctor to see when this medication is suitable for use in this age group. Elderly people can also be more sensitive to this Norgesic's side effects.

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