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I do not take any medicine unless I have to. I can tolerate the pain as much as I could. I rather take a warm shower, drink herbal teas, try to relax to avoid the pain. However some cases pain is not tolerable then I do take some over counter medicines.
For day time used I get this one from Costco. It works fine during day, at night because it has caffeine, it makes me wide awake. So I prefer not take any at night. It worked fine for me when I have a migraine headache as well as menstrual cramps.

EXTRA STRENGTH PAIN RELIEVER (acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine) tablet
Active ingredients (in each tablet)
Acetaminophen 250 mg
Aspirin 250 mg (NSAID)*
Caffeine 65 mg
*nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Pain reliever
Pain reliever aid
temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
a cold
muscular aches
premenstrual and menstrual cramps

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 naussea 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)
Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. Severe lliver damage may occur if you take:
more than 8 tablets in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount with other drugs containing acetaminophen 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product
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 hae had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems
take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug
take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs [aspiring, 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: The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Limit the use of caffeine-containing medications, foods, or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and, occasionaly, rapid heartbeat.
Do not use
if you ever had an allergic reaction to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or non prescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.
Ask a doctor before use if you have liver disease, stomach bleeding warning appies to you, you have a history of stomach problems, such as heartburn, you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis or kidney disease.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for diabetes, gout, or arthritis, taking any other drug or are under a doctor’s care for any serious condition
Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding:
feel faint have bloody or black stools, vomit blood, have stomach pain that does not get better an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
any new symptoms appear, ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs, pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days, fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days
painful area is red or swollen.
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.
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.
do not use more than directed
drink a full glass of water with each dose
adults and children 12 years and over
take 2 tablets every 6 hours
do not take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours
children under 12 years: do not use unless directed by a doctor
Other information
store at controlled room temperature 15º-30ºC (59º-86ºF)
see end flap for expiration date and lot number
Inactive ingredients
corn starch, crospovidone, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl alcohol, povidone, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, talc, titanium dioxide
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COMPARE TO EXCEDRIN® active ingredient†
NDC 63981-159-14
ITEM 648042
Acetaminophen 250 mg
Aspirin 250 mg (NSAID), Caffeine 65 mg
Pain Reliever • Pain Reliever Aid

Temporarily Relieves:
′ Headaches
′ Arthiritis Pain
′ Muscular Aches
′ Minor Aches and Pains

†This product is not manufactured or distributed by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., owner of the registered trademark Excedrin®.
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This product does not contain Gluten.
Manufactured by: LNK INTERNATIONAL, INC.
60 Arkay Drive, Hauppauge, NY 11788 USA
For Costco Wholesale Corporation, P.O. Box 34535
Seattle, WA 98124-1535 USA 1-800-426-9391 www.costco.com