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.
- Each powder contains: potassium 65 mg
- Store below 25°C (77°F)
For more information visit our About BC® Powder page.
Ingredient (per powder)
Aspirin (NSAID*) 845 mg
Caffeine 65 mg
Pain reliever aid
*Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
Docusate sodium, fumaric acid, lactose monohydrate, potassium chloride
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.
Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction, which may include:
- Facial swelling
- Asthma (wheezing)
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
Caffeine Warning: This product contains caffeine. 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 heart beat.
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:
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 ten (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: In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away. Quick medical attention is crucial for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
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