Non-prescription pain relievers are recommended for chronic pain sufferers; however, they work most effectively when combined.
By combining non-prescription pain relievers, you may find that you require less prescription medication, or--even better--that your pain is better managed.
Combine: One (1) tablet of Ibuprofen or Naproxen, with one (1) tablet of any of the following: Acetaminophen, Excedrin, Aspirin, Benadryl (25 mg) or Immodium. This makes the pain reliever more potent. Most chronic pain sufferers find the use of such 'potentiators' essential to their pain management.*
Caution: If combining any of these cause you nausea, vomiting, bleeding or black stools, you must stop taking them. Take an antacid, milk or Pepto-bismol if you have nausea. Black stools are caused by internal bleed, so consulting a physician is vital if this occurs.
ThePainStore.com has brought you these potentiator products at competive prices, under the "Medication" category. Try combining the non-prescription products you have used with the best success in the past. With patience, you can find an effective 'potentiator combination,' to help you find and achieve more lasting, effective pain relief!
* Source: 2009, "What To Do While Looking For A Good Pain Doctor"
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Compare to Excedrin®. (This product is not manufactured or distributed by Novartis Consumer Health, maker of Excedrin®.)
Directions: Adults and children 12 years and over: take 2 tablets every 6 hours, not more than 8 tablets in 24 hours. Children under 12 years: Ask a doctor.
Indications: Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to headache, a cold, arthritis, muscular aches, sinusitis, toothache, premenstrual & menstrual cramps.
Store at controlled room temperature 15° - 30° C (59° - 86° F). See end flap for expiration date.
Tamper Evident: Do not use if imprinted safety seal under cap is broken or missing.
Do not use more than directed (see overdose warning). Drink a full glass of water with each dose.
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 severs allergic reaction which may include: facial swelling, hives, asthma (wheezing) and shock. Alcohol Warning: If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take acetaminophen and aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Acetaminophen and aspirin may cause liver damage and stomach bleeding. Caffeine Warning: The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods, or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness and occasionally, rapid heartbeat.
Do not use: if you have had an allergic reaction to any other pain reliever/fever reducer or with any other products containing acetaminophen. Taking more than directed may cause liver damage. Ask a doctor before use if you have: asthma, ulcers, bleeding problems, stomach problems such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain that do not go away or return. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for anticoagulation (thinning of the blood), diabetes, gout or arthritis.
Stop use and ask a doctor if: an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away. New symptoms occur, symptoms do not get better or worsen, ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs, painful area is red or swollen, pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days, fever gets worse or lasts from more than 3 days.
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 specifically directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in unborn child or complications during delivery.
Keep out of reach of children.
Overdose Warning: Taking more than the recommended dose can cause serious health problems. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
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