Arthritis Strength BC® Powder

Directions

Adults and children 12 years of age and over:

  • Place one (1) powder on tongue every six (6) hours, while symptoms persist.
  • Drink a full glass of water with each dose, or you may stir powder into a glass of water or other liquid.
  • Do not take more than four (4) powders in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor.

Children under 12 years of age: Ask a doctor.
Other information:

  • Each powder contains: potassium 1000mg
  • Store below 25°C (77°F)

For more information on how to take, visit our About BC® Powder page.

 

 

Ingredients

Active Ingredients:
 

Ingredient (per powder)           

Purpose

Aspirin (NSAID*) 1000mg

Pain reliever

Caffeine 65mg

Pain reliever aid

*Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
 
Inactive Ingredients:
 
Docusate sodium, fumaric acid, lactose monohydrate, potassium chloride
 
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Warnings

Reye's Syndrome:
Children and teenagers who have or are recovering from chickenpox 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 severe allergic reaction, which may include:

  • Facial swelling
  • Asthma (wheezing)
  • Hives
  • Shock

Stomach bleeding warning:
This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you:

  • Are age 60 or older
  • Have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
  • Take a blood-thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • Take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others)
  • Have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
  • Take more or for a longer time than directed

Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer.
Ask a doctor before use if:

  • Stomach bleeding warning applies to you
  • You have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn
  • You have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease
  • You are taking a diuretic
  • You have asthma

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for:

  • Gout
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Anticoagulation (blood thinning)

Caffeine warning: When using this product, limit the use of caffeine-containing drugs, foods, or drinks, because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heartbeat. The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee.
Stop use and ask a doctor if:

  • An allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • Ringing in ears or loss of hearing occurs
  • Any new symptoms occur
  • Pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • Fever gets worse or lasts more than three (3) days
  • Redness or swelling is present
  • You experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
    • Feel faint
    • Vomit blood
    • Have bloody or black stools
    • Have stomach pain that does not get better

Each of these could be a sign of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last three (3) months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the 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 (1-800-222-1222) 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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