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Meprobamate/aspirin (By mouth)

Aspirin (AS-pir-in), Meprobamate (me-proe-BAM-ate)

Treats pain with tension, anxiety, or nervousness.

Brand Name(s):

Equagesic

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to aspirin, meprobamate, or to medicines similar to meprobamate such as carbromal, mebutamate, or Soma®. You should not use this medicine if you have porphyria.

How to Use This Medicine:

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. Take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you.

If a dose is missed:

  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep all medicine away from the reach of children.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any other medicines that could make you sleepy such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, antidepressants, cold and allergy medicines, or narcotic pain killers.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking blood thinners such as Coumadin®, or medicines to treat diabetes such as Orinase® and Tolinase®.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Check with your doctor before taking meprobamate if you have liver or kidney disease, epilepsy, stomach ulcers, asthma, or bleeding disorders.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine may cause drowsiness. Be careful when driving or using dangerous machinery.
  • You should not use more and You should not use for a longer period of time than your doctor orders.
  • Talk to your doctor before you stop taking this medicine. You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before you completely stop taking the medicine.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Red peeling skin or severe skin rash
  • Irregular or pounding heartbeat
  • Slurred speech
  • Severe drowsiness and weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever or chills
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, clumsiness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dry mouth

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 10/4/2014


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