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ASCRIPTIN MAXIMUM STRENGTH BUFFERED ASPIRIN - aspirin tablet, film coated 
Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

Drug Facts

Active ingredient

Buffered aspirin equal to 500 mg aspirin (NSAID)* 

(buffered with aluminum hydroxide, calcium carbonate, and magnesium hydroxide)

 *nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug  

Purpose

pain reliever

Uses

• for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains associated with:

arthritisheadache • muscular aches • a cold

• toothache • premenstrual & menstrual cramps

Warnings

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:

• hives • facial swelling • asthma (wheezing) • 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 are on a magnesium-restricted diet
  • you have asthma

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

  • any other drug containing an NSAID (prescription or nonprescription)
  • a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
  • a prescription drug for diabetes, gout, or arthritis
  • any other drug, or are under a doctor’s care for any serious condition

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
  • 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
  • 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 for more than 3 days
  • any new symptoms appear

Pregnancy or Breast Feeding

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 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

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Directions

  • do not use more than directed
  • drink a full glass of water with each dose
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 2  caplets every 6 hours while symptoms persist; not more than 8 caplets in 24 hours
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor

Other Information

  • each caplet contains: calcium 90 mg, and magnesium 15 mg
  • store at controlled room temperature 200 -  250 C (680 -  770 F)
  • protect from moisture and excessive heat

Inactive ingredients

carnauba wax, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, FD&C blue #1 lake, granular sugar, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, mannitol, methylparaben, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, shellac, sodium saccharin, sorbitol, talc, titanium dioxide

Questions or comments?

call 1-800-452-0051

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION LISTED ON OTHER PANELS

Product description

MS - White capsule-shaped film-coated compressed tablet imprinted on one side with “MS Ascriptin“ in blue

Country of origin -- MADE IN USA

Tamper-Evident Feature --

 

DO NOT USE IF INNER FOIL SEAL IMPRINTED WITH

“SEALED for YOUR PROTECTION”

IS BROKEN OR MISSING


Dist. by: Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.

Parsippany, NJ 07054-0622 ©20XX


(If applicable)

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Ascriptin Maxium Stregth


ASCRIPTIN  MAXIMUM STRENGTH BUFFERED ASPIRIN
aspirin  tablet, film coated
Product Information
Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG NDC Product Code (Source) 0067-0143
Route of Administration ORAL DEA Schedule     
Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
ASPIRIN (ASPIRIN) ASPIRIN 500 mg
Inactive Ingredients
Ingredient Name Strength
ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE 33 mg
CALCIUM CARBONATE 237 mg
MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE 33 mg
CARNAUBA WAX  
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE  
CROSCARMELLOSE SODIUM  
FD&C BLUE NO. 1  
HYPROMELLOSE  
MAGNESIUM STEARATE  
MANNITOL  
METHYLPARABEN  
PROPYLENE GLYCOL  
SUCROSE  
STARCH, CORN  
SHELLAC  
SACCHARIN SODIUM  
SORBITOL  
TALC  
TITANIUM DIOXIDE  
Product Characteristics
Color WHITE (White capsule) , BLUE (blue lettering) Score no score
Shape CAPSULE (Capsule shaped tablet) Size 18mm
Flavor Imprint Code MS;Ascriptin
Contains     
Packaging
# NDC Package Description Multilevel Packaging
1 0067-0143-85 1 BOTTLE In 1 CARTON contains a BOTTLE
1 85 TABLET In 1 BOTTLE This package is contained within the CARTON (0067-0143-85)

Marketing Information
Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
OTC monograph final part343 12/31/2009

Labeler - Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. (879821635)
Revised: 09/2009Novartis Consumer Health, Inc.