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Generic names: acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine [ah-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen, ASP-i-rin, and KAF-een]
Brand names: Anacin Advanced Headache Formula, Arthriten, Backaid IPF, Goodys Extra Strength, Goody’s Headache Powders, Pain Reliever Plus
Drug class: analgesic combinations

What is Arthriten?

Acetaminophen can be used as an effective pain reliever as well as a fever decreaser. Aspirine is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ATE). Caffeine has been identified as a stimulant of the central nervous system.Arthriten is a mixture of medicines that is used to relieve migraine headaches, tension muscle pains, headaches, cramps during menstrual cycles, arthritis, toothaches, a typical cold, and sinus congestion.Avoid aspirin use for blood vessel disorders or heart problems unless your doctor has told you to.Arthriten is also used for reasons not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Arthriten

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as asthma, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.In rare instances, acetaminophen can cause an extremely severe skin reaction that can turn deadly. This could occur regardless of whether you've previously used acetaminophen without experiencing any reactions. Take a break from this medication and consult your physician immediately if you notice an itch or redness on your skin that becomes more severe and leads to blisters as well as the skin peeling. If you have this type of reaction, it is best not to take any medicine that contains acetaminophen.

This medication can cause severe adverse reactions. Stop taking this medicine and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Severe anxiety, agitation, confusion, and panic;
  • Bleeding or bruising;
  • You feel lightheaded, like you're passing out.
  • Dehydration symptoms: feeling extremely hot and thirsty and not being able to urinate; excessive sweating or dry and hot skin;
  • Signs of stomach bleeding: bloody or tarry stool, coughing blood, or vomit that looks similar to coffee grounds
  • High potassium -- nausea or weakness, tingling sensation, chest pain, irregular heartbeats, lack of movement,
  • Liver issues: nausea, abdominal pain irritation, weight loss, black stools, dark urine, and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

Common negative side effects of arthriten could include:

  • An upset stomach, heartburn;
  • Depression being anxious or restless; depressed mood; feeling anxious or restless;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia).

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

aspirin, prednisone, ibuprofen, meloxicam, naproxen, Cymbalta, and Excedrin


Don't give this medicine to a teenager or child who has an illness such as fevers, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Aspirin may cause Reye's syndrome, a severe and often fatal condition in children.Don't take more than the recommended dosage. Acetaminophen overdoses could damage your liver and cause death.Consult your physician immediately if you suffer from: nausea, upper stomach discomfort, decreased appetite, dark urine, the skin turning yellow or eyes, stools that are clay-coloured, bloody, or tarry, coughing blood, or vomit that resembles coffee grounds.In some cases, acetaminophen could cause a serious skin reaction. Do not take this medication and contact your physician right away in the event of the appearance of a rash or skin redness that becomes infected and causes blisters as well as peeling.

Before you take this drug

Don't give this medicine to a teenager or child who has an illness like the flu, fever, or chicken pox. Aspirin is known to cause Reye's syndrome, which is a grave and often fatal condition for children.It is not recommended to use this medication if you are sensitive to acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, caffeine, and the other NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, indomethacin, naproxen, meloxicam, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, and others).Aspirin may trigger diarrhoea or stomach bleeding, which could be fatal. This can happen in a matter of minutes while taking this medication.

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine if this medication is suitable for you if you previously had:

  • The liver, cirrhosis or the background of alcoholism or if you consume more than 3 alcoholic drinks every day;
  • Asthma or seasonal allergies
  • The neck is stiff.
  • Stomach ulcer, intestinal or stomach bleeding ulcerative colitis;
  • Bleeding issues;
  • Kidney disease kidney disease
  • If you are taking medication for treating glaucoma or to prevent blood clots,

If you are taking arthriten to alleviate headache pain, you should seek medical attention if:

  • A headache that is so severe you're forced to lay down
  • A headache that triggers nausea;
  • It's like having the worst headache you've ever experienced.
  • A headache that appears to be distinct from the usual headaches;
  • An occasional headache;
  • Headache following exercise, coughing, bending, or head injuries;
  • If you've never experienced migraines that were diagnosed by a physician
  • If you're experiencing your first headache after 50,

Talk to your doctor prior to taking this medication if you are nursing or pregnant.Utilising aspirin in late pregnancy could cause bleeding to the mother or baby during the birth. Ask a doctor before taking this medicine, in case you are expecting.Don't give the medication to anyone under 18 years old without medical guidance.

How to take Arthriten?

Take exactly as indicated on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't exceed the dosage recommended by your doctor. Acetaminophen overdoses can affect your liver and cause death.Take it with milk or food in the event that the medicine causes an upset in your stomach.Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve after seven days, if you are suffering from a fever that lasts longer than three days, or if you experience any discomfort or swelling lasting more than 10 days.The use of migraine medication (more than 10 consecutive days in a month) could cause headaches to become more severe. Inform your doctor if the medication isn't working.This medication can alter the outcomes of certain medical tests. Be sure to inform any doctor who is treating patients that you're using Arthriten.If you require surgical intervention, dental surgery, or a surgical procedure for medical reasons, then you might have to stop using this medication for a short period of time.Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Arthriten is prescribed when it is needed, it is possible that you are not following a regular dosing regimen. Do not miss any doses when it's time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses in one go.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately, or contact us for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Acetaminophen overdoses can harm your liver or cause death.The first signs of an acetaminophen overdose are a loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, and sweating. It can also cause weakness. The symptoms that follow may include stomach pain in the upper part of your stomach, the appearance of dark urine, and eyes that are yellow.Other symptoms of overdose include ear ringing, headaches, diarrhoea, hallucinations, fast and low heart rates, or seizures (convulsions).

What should be avoided?

Do not drink alcohol. It can increase the chance of sustaining damage to your liver or bleeding from your stomach.Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to using any other medications for swelling, pain, fever and swelling, or cold or flu symptoms. These medicines may contain ingredients that are similar to acetaminophen and aspirin (such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen).Avoid tea, coffee, and cola, as well as energy drinks and other sources of caffeine, when using this medicine. They could be a contributing factor to the negative effects of the caffeine contained in the medication.

Interaction with other drug

Other medications can affect Arthriten, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about the medicines you are currently taking and any medication you begin or stop taking.