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Arthritis Strength BC Powder, BC Powder, BC Sinus Cold Powder, BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder (Glaxosmithkline)

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  • Description:    BC® POWDER: Active Ingredients: Each powder contains Aspirin 650 mg, Salicylamide 195 mg and Caffeine 33.3 mg. Inactive Ingredients: Docusate Sodium, Fumaric Acid, Lactose Monohydrate and Potassium Chloride. ARTHRITIS STRENGTH BC® POWDER: Active Ingredients: Each powder contains Aspirin 742 mg, Salicylamide 222 mg and Caffeine 38 mg. Inactive Ingredients: Docusate Sodium, Fumaric Acid, Lactose Monohydrate and Potassium Chloride.

    BC® ALLERGY SINUS COLD POWDER

    Active Ingredients:    Aspirin 650 mg, Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 60 mg and Chlorpheniramine Maleate 4 mg per powder. Inactive Ingredients: Fumaric Acid, Glycine, Lactose, Potassium Chloride, Silica, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. BC® SINUS COLD POWDER. Active Ingredients: Aspirin 650 mg and Pseudo-ephedrine Hydrochloride 60 mg. per powder. Inactive Ingredients: Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Povidone, Pregelatinized Starch, Stearic Acid.

    Indications:    BC Powder is for relief of simple headache; for temporary relief of minor arthritic pain, for relief of muscular aches, discomfort and fever of colds; and for relief of normal menstrual pain and pain of tooth extraction.

    Arthritis Strength BC Powder is specially formulated to fight occasional minor pain and inflammation of arthritis. Like Original Formula BC, Arthritis Strength BC provides fast temporary relief of minor arthritis pain and inflammation, relief of muscular aches, discomfort and fever of colds; and pain of tooth extraction.

    BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder is for relief of multiple symptoms such as body aches, fever, nasal congestion, sneezing, running nose, and watery itchy eyes associated with allergy and sinus attacks and the onset of colds. BC Sinus Cold Powder is for relief of such symptoms as body aches, fever, and nasal congestion.

    BC Powder®, Arthritis

    Strength BC® Powder and BC Cold Powder Line:

    Warnings:    Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye's Syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin. Keep this and all medicines out of children's reach. In case of accidental overdose, contact a physician or poison control center immediately.

    As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.

    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 THE UNBORN CHILD OR COMPLICATIONS DURING DELIVERY.

    Alcohol Warning:    If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding.

    Allergy Alert:    Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include hives, facial swelling, shock or asthma (wheezing). Ask a doctor before use if you have asthma, ulcers, a bleeding problem, stomach problems that last or come back such as heartburn, upset stomach or pain. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for gout, diabetes, arthritis or anticoagulation (blood thinning). Stop use and ask a doctor if an allergic reaction occurs, ringing in ears or loss of hearing occurs, pain gets worse or persists for more than 10 days, fever lasts more than 3 days, redness or swelling is present, or new symptoms occur.

    For BC Powder and Arthritis Strength BC Powder:

    When using these products limit the use of caffeine containing drugs, foods, or drinks, because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heartbeat.

    For BC Cold Powder Line:

    Do not exceed recommended dosage. If nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occur, discontinue use and consult a doctor. If symptoms do not improve within 7 days, or are accompanied by fever that lasts more than 3 days, or if new symptoms occur, consult a physician before continuing use. Do not take BC if you are sensitive to aspirin, or have heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, asthma, glaucoma, emphysema, chronic pulmonary disease, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing or difficulty in urination due to enlargement of the prostate gland, or if you are presently taking a prescription antihypertensive or antidepressant drug unless directed by a doctor. " Drug interaction precaution . Do not use this product if you are now taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (certain drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's disease), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. If you are uncertain whether your prescription drug contains an MAOI, consult a health professional before taking this product." BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder with antihistamine may cause drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic beverages when taking this product because it may increase drowsiness. Use caution when driving a motor vehicle or operating machinery. May cause excitability, especially in children.

    Overdosage:

       In case of accidental overdosage, contact a physician or poison control center immediately.

    Dosage and Administration:    BC® Powder, Arthritis Strength BC® Powder, BC® Cold Powder Line:

    Place one powder on tongue and follow with liquid. If you prefer, stir powder into glass of water or other liquid.

    For BC Powder and Arthritis Strength BC Powder:

    Adults and children 12 years and over: Take one powder every 3-4 hours not to exceed 4 powders in 24 hours.

    For BC Cold Powder Line:

    Adults and children 12 years and over: Take one powder every 6 hours not to exceed 4 powders in 24 hours. For children under 12, consult a physician.

    How Supplied:    BC Powder: Available in tamper evident overwrapped envelopes of 2 or 6 powders, as well as tamper evident boxes of 24 and 50 powders.

    Arthritis Strength BC Powder:   Available in tamper evident over wrapped envelopes of 6 powders, and tamper evident overwrapped boxes of 24 and 50 powders.

    BC Cold Powder Line:

    Available in tamper-evident overwrapped envelopes of 6 powders, as well as tamper-evident boxes of 12 powders (For BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder only).













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