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Aspirin/Citric Acid/Sodium Bicarbonate


Treats heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach with headache, minor pain, or body aches. Also treats the symptoms of a hangover caused by drinking alcohol.

Brand Names

Quality Choice Effervescent Pain Relief
Pain Relief
Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength

When You Should Not Take The Medication

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to aspirin, citric acid, or sodium bicarbonate. You should not use this medicine during the last 3 months of pregnancy. This medicine should not be given to children or teenagers with fever, chickenpox, or symptoms of the flu or viral infection. Aspirin can cause a serious disease called Reye's syndrome in children or teenagers. You should not use this medicine if you have an active stomach ulcer or any kind of bleeding problem.

How To Store And Dispose Of This Medicine

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.

Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
Bloody or black, tarry stools.
Bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Fever, chills, lightheadedness, fainting.
Dark urine, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
Pain that lasts longer than 10 days.
Pale skin, unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
Redness or swelling.
Severe stomach pain.
Ringing in your ears that will not stop.
Worsening pain or new symptoms.

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild stomach pain, nausea, heartburn.
Slight ringing in your ears, problems with hearing.
Trouble sleeping.

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.