Turn Pain Into a Distant Memory

BC Powder Original Formula

BC® Powder offers temporary relief for discomfort associated with headaches, minor body aches, and fever. And BC® Powder still stops pain fast because it's a powder. Just place one powder on your tongue and follow with water or you can pour it in a glass of water, mix it up and swallow.

Drug Facts:

Active ingredients (per powder) Purpose
Aspirin 845 mg Pain reliever/Fever reducer
Caffeine 65 mg Pain reliever aid

*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug


Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:

  • minor arthritis pain
  • colds
  • muscular aches
  • headaches
  • temporarily reduces fever


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 severe allergic reaction which may include:
  • facial swelling
  • asthma (wheezing)
  • hives
  • shock

Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

  • skin reddening
  • blisters
  • rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

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 you have:

  • 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

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

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.

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is crucial for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.


  • 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 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 of age: ask a doctor

Other information:

  • each powder contains: potassium 65 mg
  • store below 25°C (77°F)

Inactive ingredients: docusate sodium, fumaric acid, lactose monohydrate, potassium chloride

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