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What should I know about orphenadrine-caffeine-aspirin before using it?

Before taking orphenadrine-caffeine-aspirin you should be aware of the following information and necessary precautions:
  • Be sure to tell your doctor about all of your allergies, especially to orphenadrine, caffeine, aspirin, ibuprofen, celecoxib or naproxen.
  • Tell your doctor about all of the medications you are taking, particularly fluphenazine (Prolixin), amantadine (Symmetrel, Symadine), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), promethazine (Phenergan), prochlorperazine (Compazine), trifluoperazine (Stelazine), antidepressants, cold or allergy medications, sedatives and vitamins.
  • Tell your doctor about your medical conditions, particularly if you have: glaucoma, stomach ulcers, intestinal ulcers, aspirin-sensitive asthma, bladder blockage, esophagus problems, muscle disease (myasthenia gravis) or enlarged prostate. Your doctor should also be aware if you suffer from the following: nasal polyps, gout, acid-reflux, bleeding problems, heartburn, irregular heartbeat, heart failure, rapid heartbeat, kidney disease, high blood pressure, liver disease or difficulty urinating.
  • This medication may cause drowsiness and dizziness, so do not operate a car or machinery until you know how you will be affected. (Dizziness can be reduced by rising slowly from a seated position.)
  • Always tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking orphenadrine citrate/caffeine/aspirin before undergoing surgery, as this medication contains aspirin, which can increase bleeding.  
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke while taking this medication.
  • Young adults should not take this medication if presenting symptoms of flu, chickenpox, or an undiagnosed illness, to prevent the development of Reye's syndrome.
  • This medication is classified as a pregnancy category D drug and is not recommended for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, as aspirin can be passed from mother to infant in breast milk.

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