What is BC® Fast Pain Relief used for?
How should I take BC® Fast Pain Relief?
Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
Place the powder on your tongue and follow with a full glass of water or other liquid. You may also mix the powder with water and drink.
Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
How do I store BC® Fast Pain Relief?
BC® Fast Pain Relief is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store BC® Fast Pain Relief in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of BC® Fast Pain Relief that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.
You should not flush BC® Fast Pain Relief down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Precautions & warnings
What should I know before using BC® Fast Pain Relief?
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
- You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
- You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of BC® Fast Pain Relief or other medications.
- You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- You have any of these health problems: Asthma, bleeding problems, nose polyps, or rhinitis.
- You are more than 24 weeks pregnant.
- You are taking another drug that has the same drug in it.
- Your child has or is getting better from flu signs, chickenpox, or other viral infections.
Tell all of your health care providers that you take BC® Fast Pain Relief. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
Do not take this medicine for longer than you were told by your doctor.
Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
If you smoke, talk with your doctor.
If you are over the age of 60, use BC® Fast Pain Relief with care. You could have more side effects.
If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), talk with your doctor. Some products have phenylalanine.
Limit your use of caffeine (for example, tea, coffee, cola) and chocolate. Use with this medicine may cause nervousness, shakiness, and a fast heartbeat.
Do not give to children and teenagers who have or are getting better from flu signs, chickenpox, or other viral infections due to the chance of Reye’s syndrome. Reye’s syndrome causes very bad problems to the brain and liver.
Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using BC® Fast Pain Relief during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking BC® Fast Pain Relief. BC® Fast Pain Relief is pregnancy risk category N, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
- A=No risk
- B=No risk in some studies
- C=There may be some risk
- D=Positive evidence of risk
What side effects can occur from BC® Fast Pain Relief?
Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Signs of bleeding like throwing up blood or throw up that looks like coffee grounds; coughing up blood; blood in the urine; black, red, or tarry stools; bleeding from the gums; vaginal bleeding that is not normal; bruises without a reason or that get bigger; or any bleeding that is very bad or that you cannot stop
- Feeling confused
- Very bad dizziness or passing out
- Very bad headache
- Ringing in ears
- Hearing loss
- Very bad belly pain
- A fast heartbeat
- Very nervous and excitable
- Feeling nervous and excitable
- Not able to sleep
- Belly pain or heartburn
- Upset stomach or throwing up
Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What drugs may interact with BC® Fast Pain Relief?
BC® Fast Pain Relief may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
Does food or alcohol interact with BC® Fast Pain Relief?
BC® Fast Pain Relief may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
What health conditions may interact with BC® Fast Pain Relief?
BC® Fast Pain Relief may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using BC® Fast Pain Relief.
What is the dose of BC® Fast Pain Relief for an adult?
Adults and children 12 years of age and over:
Place one (1) powder on tongue every six (6) hours, while symptoms persist.
Drink a full glass of water with each dose, or you may stir powder into a glass of water or other liquid.
Do not take more than four (4) powders in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor.
What is the dose of BC® Fast Pain Relief for a child?
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
How is BC® Fast Pain Relief available?
BC® Fast Pain Relief is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of BC® Fast Pain Relief, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.
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Review Date: October 3, 2017 | Last Modified: October 3, 2017
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