Migraine and headache:
Indications for: BAYER HEADACHE
≥12yrs: 2 caplets with a glass of water every 6hrs; max 8 caplets/24hrs.
<12yrs: consult physician.
BAYER HEADACHE Contraindications:
NSAID allergy. Varicella, vaccinia in children and teenagers.
BAYER HEADACHE Warnings/Precautions:
Reye's syndrome. Persistent or unresponsive headache. Hypertension. Cardiovascular disease. Asthma. Peptic ulcer. GI bleeding disorders. Liver cirrhosis. Hepatic or renal impairment. Discontinue if signs/symptoms of GI bleed, migraine is not relieved or worsens after first dose, tinnitus, loss of hearing, new or unexpected symptoms develop, or severe skin reactions (eg, skin reddening, blisters, rash) occur. Headaches may worsen if used for ≥10 days per month. Elderly (≥60yrs). Pregnancy (esp. during ≥20 weeks): not recommended. Nursing mothers.
BAYER HEADACHE Classification:
Analgesic + salicylate.
BAYER HEADACHE Interactions:
May potentiate anticoagulants, hypoglycemics, methotrexate. May antagonize uricosurics. Increased risk of liver toxicity and/or GI bleed with ≥3 alcoholic drinks/day or concomitant other drugs containing NSAIDs. Caution with diuretics, corticosteroids.
GI upset/bleed, prolonged bleeding time, urticaria, anaphylaxis; overdosage: salicylism, hepatoxicity.