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SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains:
Paracetamol   97,19 mg
Sodium Salicylate   48,59 mg
Powdered Extract of Buchu   32,40 mg
Aloin   0,65 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 2.7 Anti-pyretic or anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory analgesics.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Analgesic

INDICATIONS:
Treatment of pains in the back, stiff or aching muscles, pains around the joints, lumbago and similar discomforts. Aches and pains in the back and around the joints may be due to sluggish action of the body's filtering organs, or to overwork, worry, nervous tension, mental or physical fatigue. Whatever the cause, the pain endured by sufferers is liable to bring on depression and a feeling of jaded discomfort. The first step to recovery must be to get rid of the pain and allow the body's s system to return to normal healthy activity. Free yourself of those aches and pains and life takes on a brighter look. This is exactly what DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS are designed to do - to soothe away the pain and to give ease and comfort and sustained relief.

Ability to bend and stoop again:

DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS relieve the aches and pains and that helpless feeling of stiffness, so that the system can be restored to full health. DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS contain no harmful drugs, they are kind to the stomach and are easily absorbed. A glow of profound relief is felt as the pain and stiffness ease away and freedom to move returns once more. Think of the joy of being able to bend, stoop move freely again. Take DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS with confidence and look forward to day; and nights of normal restful comfort.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Caution should be observed in patients with impaired renal or liver function

WARNINGS:
Do not use continuously for more than 10 days without consulting your doctor.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Adults may take two pills (severe cases three pills) after each of the three principal meals of the day, and at bedtime; that is four doses a day in all. Drink water, milk or tea with every dose, as this helps to speed the absorption of the pills into the system to take full effect. If the pills cannot be taken whole, cut or crush them into pieces and swallow with a drink. See that the bowels act regularly.

NOTE:
These pills are not suitable for children.
Always take DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS according to the directions, and do not exceed the recommended dosage. You will probably feel relief quite soon, but if discomfort continues then your doctor should be consulted. It is not advisable to take a medicine for prolonged periods. The best plan is to take DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS for a short time and then return to them later if the trouble recurs.

DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS are recommended for easing muscular rheumatism, lumbago or fibrositis. Take them as directed above.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Side-effects are rare and mild though hypersensitive persons may experience skin rashes.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
In severe toxicity the stomach should be emptied by aspiration and lavage and a saline purgative such as Sodium Sulphate (30 g in 250 mL water) should be given to promote peristalsis.

IDENTIFICATION:
Brownish-grey coated tablets.

PRESENTATION:
Packs of 18, 48 and 100 tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C and protect from light and moisture.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

REFERENCE NUMBER:
B957 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Mentholatum South Africa (Pty) Ltd
80 Bonza Bay Road
BEACON BAY
5205

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
December 1975

OWNERS OF THE TRADEMARK:
DOAN'S BACKACHE PILLS is a registered trademark of Mentholatum Co. Inc. Buffalo, NY, USA.
Manufactured on behalf of Mentholatum South Africa (Pty) Ltd., registered user to the trademark.

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