Get an overview of ALKA-SELTZER GOLD (tablet, effervescent), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in Alka-Seltzer Gold can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as Alka-Seltzer Gold.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: Alka-Seltzer Gold



Route: ORAL


Data Current As Of: 2018-10-06

Uses for the relief of

heartburn ● acid indigestion ● sour stomach

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

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


● take more or for a longer time than directed

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This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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