St. Joseph Aspirin

Generic Name: Aspirin

  • Other names:

    St. Joseph Chewable, St. Joseph Enteric Safety-Coated Tablets
  • What is this medication?

    St. Joseph Aspirin contains a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug/pain reliever. This product is intended to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains.
  • Are there any warnings associated with St. Joseph Aspirin?

    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 nausea and vomiting occur, consult a doctor. These could be a sign of Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness.

    Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction, which may include hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), and/or shock. Do not use this product if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any pain reliever or fever reducer.

    This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if you are age 60 or older; have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems; take a blood thinning or steroid drug; take other drugs contains prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others); have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product; or take more of this product than directed or for longer than directed.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if an allergic reaction occurs.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if you have any of these signs of stomach bleeding: faintness, vomiting blood, black or bloody stools, or stomach pain that does not get better.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if ringing in the ears or hearing loss occurs; pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days; new symptoms occur; or redness or swelling is present. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    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.

    Do not use this product in children under the age of 12 unless directed by a doctor.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the case of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center immediately.

    Do not use if carton is opened or neck wrap or foil inner seal imprinted with "Safety Seal" is broken.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking St. Joseph Aspirin?

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are at risk of stomach bleeding due to the factors listed in the warnings section.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you have a history of heartburn or other stomach problems; if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, kidney disease, or asthma; or if you are taking a diuretic.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are taking a prescription drug for gout, diabetes, or arthritis.

    Talk to a health professional before using this product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of St. Joseph Aspirin?

    Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction, with symptoms that can include hives, swelling of the face, asthma (wheezing), or shock.

    This medication may cause severe stomach bleeding, since it contains an NSAID. You are more likely to have this problem if you are age 60 or older; you take a blood-thinning or steroid drug; you have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems; you use other drugs containing prescription or over-the-counter NSAIDS (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others); you take more of this product than directed or take it for longer than directed; or you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks daily while using this product.

    Aspirin may cause problems in an unborn child or complications during delivery. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking St. Joseph Aspirin?

    Do not exceed 48 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with St. Joseph Aspirin?

    The risk of severe stomach bleeding is increased if while using this product you take blood thinning or steroid drugs; you take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others); or you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day.

    If St. Joseph Aspirin is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining St. Joseph Aspirin with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of St. Joseph Aspirin?

    Drink a full glass of water with each dose.

    Adults and children 12 years: Take four to eight 81-milligram tablets every 4 hours while symptoms persist. Do not take more than 48 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.

    Children <12 years: Do not use unless directed by a doctor.

  • How should I store St. Joseph Aspirin?

    Store at room temperature. Avoid high humidity.

    St. Joseph Chewable

    Active Ingredient: Aspirin 81 MG (NSAID) Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Pain Reliever

    Uses: Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains

    Warnings:

    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 nausea 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: hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock.

    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; have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems; take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug; take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others); have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product; take more or for longer time than directed.

    Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any pain reliever or fever reducer.

    Ask a doctor before use if: the stomach bleeding warning applies to you; you have a history or stomach problems, such as heartburn; you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease; you have asthma; you are taking a diuretic.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for: gout; diabetes; arthritis.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if: you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding: feel faint; vomit blood; have bloody or black stools; have stomach pain that does not get better; allergic reaction occurs; ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs; pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days; new symptoms occur; redness or swelling is present.

    These could be signs of a serious condition.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding: ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last three 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 overdoes, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

    Directions: drink a full glass of water with each does. Adults and Children 12 years and over take 4 to 8 tablets every 4 hours while symptoms persist. Do not exceed 48 tablets in 24 hours or as directed by a doctor. Children under 12 do not use unless directed by a doctor.

    Other information: store at 25°C (77°F) excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Do not use if imprinted seal under cap is broken or missing.

    Inactive Ingredients: butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), dextrates, FDandC Yellow #6 Aluminum Lake, microcrystalline cellulose, modified corn starch, orange flavor, pregelatinized starch, sodium saccharin, stearuc acid.

    St. Joseph Tablets

    Active Ingredient: Aspirin 81 MG (NSAID) Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug-Pain Reliever

    Uses:� Temporarily relieves minor aches and pains

    Warnings:

    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 nausea 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: hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock.

    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; have had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems; take a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug; take other drugs containing prescription or nonprescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or others); have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product; take more or for longer time than directed.

    Do not use if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any pain reliever or fever reducer.

    Ask a doctor before use if: the stomach bleeding warning applies to you; you have a history or stomach problems, such as heartburn; you have high blood pressure, heart disease, liver cirrhosis, or kidney disease; you have asthma; you are taking a diuretic.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for: gout; diabetes; arthritis.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if: you experience any of the following signs of stomach bleeding: feel faint; vomit blood; have bloody or black stools; have stomach pain that does not get better; allergic reaction occurs; ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs; pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days; new symptoms occur; redness or swelling is present.

    These could be signs of a serious condition.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding: ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last three 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 overdoes, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222)

    Directions: drink a full glass of water with each does. Adults and Children 12 years and over: take 4 to 8 tablets every 4 hours while symptoms persist. Do not exceed 48 tablets in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age: do not use unless directed by a doctor.

    Other Information: store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Do not use if imprinted safety seal under cap is broken or missing.

    Inactive ingredients: FDandC Red #40, FDandC Yellow #6, hypromellose, methacrylic acid copolymer, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, silica, silicon dioxide, sodium bicarbonate, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearic acid, talc, triethly citrate.