Frequently Asked Questions About BC® Powder

Here are the answers to some common questions about BC® Powder and BC® Powder Arthritis Strength Formula.

Questions About BC Powder®

Questions About BC® Powder Arthritis Strength

Questions About BC Powder®

What are the recommended ages for use?
Adults and Children ages 12 and older. Children and teenagers should not use this for chicken pox or flu symptoms before consulting a doctor about Reye's Syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.
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How do I use the BC Powder® Powder?
Place on tongue and follow with a liquid or stir powder into a glass of water or any other liquid and drink.
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How soon does BC Powder® start to work?
It works fast.
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Can it be used regularly/indefinitely?
No. If pain persists more than 10 days, consult a physician.
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Can it be used if pregnant or nursing?
We recommend consulting a physician if you are pregnant or nursing.
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Can I use more or less than recommended?
No, we recommend following the directions on the package label.
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Can I use BC Powder® with other medications (concomitant)?
We recommend checking with your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking BC® Powder with other medications.
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Is BC® Powder approved/regulated by the FDA?
Yes.
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Is it habit forming?
No.
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Are the BC® Powder Tablets still available?
Unfortunately, the BC® Powder tablets have been discontinued.
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How is BC® Powder packaged?
Individual dose is packaged in a folded glassine paper. two-ct and six-ct packages contain two or six glassines in a paper envelope while larger sizes contain multiple glassines in cardboard box. Each envelope or box has a plastic overwrap with a tear-tape containing BC logo.
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Does the package/box/tube have a safety seal?
Yes, the envelope/carton has a plastic overwrap and a tear-tape with BC logo. Do not use if the safety overwrap or 'BC' tear-tape is missing or torn.
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Can the package be recycled?
No.
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Is there an expiration date on the package? Can the product be used after the expiration date?
Yes, there is an expiration date on the package. No, we do not recommend using it after the expiration date.
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Will BC® Powder stain or discolor clothing or fabric, or harm surfaces like countertops, wood, laminate and tile?
We would not expect this to occur, but we have not tested the product in this context.
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What do the initials 'BC' stand for?
BC stands for Bernard and Commodore Council, the founders of BC® Powder. They borrowed their initials to name the powder. According to legend, the BC® Powder mixture included crushed aspirin and caffeine, the same ingredients still used today.
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Where is the product made?
Memphis, TN.
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Where is BC® Powder sold?
BC® Powder is sold in food, drug, mass merchandise, and convenience stores, primarily in the southern U.S.
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At what temperature should BC® Powder be stored?
Room temperature; it may be stored in the refrigerator but should not be used if it was kept hot or frozen.
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Is BC® Powder available outside the US?
No.
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Is BC® Powder kosher?
No.
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Questions About BC Arthritis Strength

What are the indications for BC® Powder Arthritis Powder?
For minor arthritis pain.
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How do I use this?
Place on tongue and follow with a liquid or stir powder into a glass of water or any other liquid and drink. May be used every three to four hours, up to 4 powders each 24 hours.
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How does it work?
It contains a pain reliever ingredient aspirin, which works by suppressing the prostaglandins and blocking the peripheral nerve sites responsible for pain impulse. In addition, it also contains Caffeine as a pain reliever-aid. They work together to provide the analgesic effect.
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How long will the effects last?
The effects last about three to four hours.
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What are the side effects/label warnings?
Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding. Children and teenagers should not use this for chicken pox or flu symptoms before consulting a doctor about Reye's Syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with Aspirin. Pregnant or nursing women should consult a health professional. Pregnant women should not use this product during last three months of pregnancy. Do not take this product if you are sensitive /allergic to Aspirin. If you consume three (3) or more alcoholic drinks per day, you should consult your doctor whether you should take aspirin or other pain relievers.
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Are there any reasons not to use it/label warnings?
Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin. Children and teenagers should not use this product for chicken pox or flue before consulting a doctor about Reye's Syndrome, a rare, but serious illness reported to be associated with Aspirin. If you are pregnant, do not use this product during last three months of pregnancy unless directed by a doctor. If you consume three or more alcoholic drinks per day consult your physician before taking this product. Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding.
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