Anabar (Oral)

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should my husband take anabar for pains in his growing

my husband is having pains in his growing area. and his doctor prescribed him anabar to take for the pain. should this medication be taken for this problem? he is still having pains in that area and the medicine has not seemed to help!
by carla in south carolina, 11/25/2006

Anabar for back pain

My doctor gave me some Anabar samples for back pain.  He told me I could cut it up being I am not good at swallowing pills..all the web sites say to swallow the pill whole.  I called my Phamasist to see if I could break the tablet up and the...
by Kim in North Carolina, 07/15/2009

Anabar (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Anabar (Oral)

Anabar (Oral) Medication Classification


Anabar (Oral) Brandname

Coricidin, Lobac, Anabar, Bayer PM Extra Strength

Anabar (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats runny nose, sneezing, sinus headache, watery eyes, fever, and mild aches caused by hay fever, colds, or flu.

When To Not Use Anabar (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to pain killers or antihistamines. Some of these medicines may contain aspirin and should not be given to children under age 16. Aspirin can cause a serious disease called Reye's syndrome in children and teenagers who have chicken pox, flu, or similar infections. You should not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Marplan®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days.

How Should You Use Anabar (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • Always follow dose instructions on the label when taking this medicine in over-the-counter form. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about how much to take.
  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
  • Swallow the pill whole. Do not crush, break, or chew. You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at one time.

Proper Anabar (Oral) Storage

Store Anabar (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Anabar (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Anabar (Oral)

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

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking medicine for high blood pressure or depression, diet pills (Accutrim®, Dexatrim®), or monamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (Nardil®, Marplan®, Parnate®).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Avoid taking sleeping pills, other cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, or narcotic pain killers unless approved by your doctor.

Anabar (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, seizure disorders, asthma, emphysema, diabetes, an enlarged prostate, glaucoma, or an overactive thyroid.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse after 2 or 3 days of treatment, or if they do not improve after 7 days. Also call if you develop a severe sore throat or fever; or cough up thick yellow mucus.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin, you may also be allergic to ibuprofen. Read the medicine label carefully to see if your medicine has ibuprofen in it, or ask your pharmacist.
  • If your medicine contains aspirin and has a vinegar smell, You should not use it.
  • Children may be more sensitive to this medicine than adults, especially if too much medicine is taken. Always read medicine labels closely and give your child the right amount.

Anabar (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Red or brown, grainy vomit
  • Black stools
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Severe headache
  • Trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Thickened mucus
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Restlessness

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