Bayer Back & Body

Name: Bayer Back & Body

What Is Bayer Back & Body?

Aspirin and caffeine is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.

Caffeine is used in this product to increase the pain relieving effects of aspirin and caffeine.

Aspirin and caffeine is a combination product used to treat headaches, muscle pain, minor arthritis pain, and fever or body aches caused by the common cold. Aspirin and caffeine is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina). Aspirin and caffeine should be used for cardiovascular conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.

Aspirin and caffeine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Aspirin may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.

Aspirin can also cause a severe allergic reaction. Get emergency medical help if you have hives, wheezing, or swelling in your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

You should not use this medicine if you have an active bleeding disorder such as hemophilia.

Do not give this medication to a child or teenager with a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to aspirin or caffeine, or if you have:

  • a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding;
  • active bleeding caused by hemophilia or another blood-clotting disorder; or
  • an allergy to an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Orudis, Indocin, Lodine, Voltaren, Toradol, Mobic, Relafen, Feldene, and others.

Do not give this medication to a child or teenager with a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Aspirin and caffeine can cause Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.

This medicine may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are taking aspirin and caffeine, especially:

  • if you are age 60 or older;
  • if you have a stomach ulcer or a history of stomach or intestinal bleeding;
  • if take a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin) or steroid medicine;
  • if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day; or
  • if you take the medicine for longer than recommended.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to take this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:

  • any bleeding disorder or stomach problems;
  • heart disease, high blood pressure;
  • asthma or seasonal allergies;
  • liver or kidney disease;
  • gout; or
  • diabetes.

This medicine may be harmful to an unborn baby's heart, and may also reduce birth weight or have other dangerous effects. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are taking aspirin and caffeine.

Aspirin and caffeine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

Bayer Back & Body Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using aspirin and caffeine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • ringing in your ears, confusion, hallucinations, rapid breathing, seizure (convulsions);
  • severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • fever lasting longer than 3 days; or
  • swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days.

Common side effects may include:

  • upset stomach, heartburn;
  • drowsiness; or
  • mild headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about Bayer Back & Body (aspirin and caffeine)?

Aspirin may cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal.

Aspirin can also cause a severe allergic reaction. Get emergency medical help if you have hives, wheezing, or swelling in your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

You should not use this medicine if you have an active bleeding disorder such as hemophilia.

Do not give this medication to a child or teenager with a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since this medicine is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Bayer Back & Body (aspirin and caffeine) side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using aspirin and caffeine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • ringing in your ears, confusion, hallucinations, rapid breathing, seizure (convulsions);

  • severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;

  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

  • fever lasting longer than 3 days; or

  • swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days.

Common side effects may include:

  • upset stomach, heartburn;

  • drowsiness; or

  • mild headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

For the Consumer

Applies to aspirin / caffeine: oral tablet

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