Cambia is a brand-name prescription medication that’s FDA-approved to treat migraine episodes. With migraine episodes, you may have a moderate to severe headache with certain symptoms. These include nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. Cambia is approved for use in adults ages 18 years and older.

Specifically, Cambia is taken to treat migraine episodes with or without aura. (Aura can affect your senses in addition to your migraine headache. This may include symptoms, such as seeing flashes of light or changes in your vision.)

There are limitations of use for Cambia. For more information about the specific uses of Cambia, see the “Cambia for migraine episodes” section below.

Drug details

The active ingredient in Cambia is diclofenac potassium. This drug belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Cambia comes as a powder in a packet. You’ll mix the powder with water to form an oral solution. Each packet of Cambia comes in one strength: 50 milligrams (mg).

Effectiveness

For information about the effectiveness of Cambia, see the “Cambia for migraine episodes” section below.

Cambia is a brand-name drug that contains the active ingredient diclofenac potassium. This comes as a powder in a packet. However, currently, there’s no generic version of diclofenac potassium that comes as a powder.

A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics are considered to be as safe and effective as the brand-name drug they’re based on. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Other versions of diclofenac potassium are available as generic medications. These include diclofenac potassium capsule (Zipsor) and diclofenac potassium tablet (Cataflam).

If you’re interested in taking another version of diclofenac potassium, talk with your doctor. They can let you know if it comes in forms and strengths that can be prescribed for your condition.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves prescription drugs such as Cambia to treat certain conditions.

Cambia for migraine episodes

Cambia is approved to treat migraine episodes in adults ages 18 years and older. Specifically, Cambia is taken to treat episodes with or without aura.

With migraine episodes, you may have a moderate to severe headache with certain symptoms. These may include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • pain
  • sensitivity to light or sound

A migraine episode can last anywhere from hours to days. You may also have aura with episodes. Aura can affect your senses in addition to your migraine headache. This may include symptoms, such as seeing flashes of light or changes in your vision.

If you have migraine, talk with your doctor to find out if you can take Cambia for migraine headaches or episodes.

To learn more about your condition, see our headache and migraine hub.

Limitations of use

There are limitations of use for Cambia. The drug should not be taken to prevent migraine episodes. It’s only approved to treat a migraine episode that’s already occurring.

Also, it’s not known if Cambia is a safe or effective treatment option for people with cluster headaches. Cambia is not approved to treat cluster headaches. If you experience cluster headaches, talk with your doctor about the best treatment option for your condition.

Effectiveness for migraine episodes

Cambia is an effective treatment option for migraine episodes. In fact, the American Academy of Family Physicians treatment strategies recommend diclofenac as a treatment for migraine episodes. (Diclofenac is the active ingredient in Cambia.)

For more information about the effectiveness of Cambia in clinical trials, see the drug’s prescribing information.

Cambia and children

Cambia is not approved for use in children. It’s not known if Cambia is a safe or effective treatment for migraine episodes in children.

The following information describes dosages that are commonly taken or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs. And they’ll ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.

Drug form

Cambia comes as a powder in a packet. You’ll mix the powder with water to form an oral solution.

Drug strength (50 mg)

Each packet of Cambia comes in one strength: 50 milligrams (mg).

Dosage for migraine episodes

The recommended dosage of Cambia is to take one packet when you have a migraine episode.

You’ll mix the powder from the packet into 1 to 2 ounces (oz) or 2 to 4 tablespoons of water. (This is about 30 to 60 milliliters [mL] of water). Be sure to drink the solution right after you mix it.

You should not mix Cambia with any other liquid besides water. (For more information about how to take Cambia, see the “How to take Cambia” section below.)

Will I need to take this drug long term?

Cambia should only be taken when you have a current migraine episode. It should not be taken to help prevent migraine episodes from occurring.

If Cambia is effective in treating your migraine episode, your doctor may recommend you continue taking it long term. However, it should only be taken when you experience migraine episodes. The drug is not meant to be taken on a regular basis.

Cambia can cause mild or serious side effects. The following lists contain some of the key side effects that may occur while taking Cambia. These lists do not include all possible side effects.

For more information about the possible side effects of Cambia, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They can give you tips on how to manage any side effects that may be concerning or bothersome.

Note: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tracks side effects of drugs it has approved. If you would like to notify the FDA about a side effect you’ve had with Cambia, you can do so through MedWatch.

Mild side effects

Mild side effects* of Cambia can include:

  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • medication overuse headache, also called rebound headache (headache that occurs from taking a drug too often over time)†

Most of these side effects may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. But if they become more severe or don’t go away, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

* This is a partial list of mild side effects from Cambia. To learn about other mild side effects, talk with your doctor or pharmacist, or view Cambia’s prescribing information.
† For more information about this side effect, see “Side effect details” below.

Serious side effects

Serious side effects from Cambia aren’t common, but they can occur. Call your doctor right away if you have serious side effects. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

Serious side effects and their symptoms can include:

* For more information about this side effect, see “Side effect details” below.
Cambia has a boxed warning for this side effect. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the FDA.

Side effect details

Here are some details on certain side effects this drug may cause. To find out how often side effects occurred in clinical trials, see the prescribing information for Cambia.

Medication overuse headache

It’s possible to experience medication overuse headache, also called rebound headache, from taking Cambia. This side effect may occur if you take a migraine medication, such as Cambia, for 10 or more days per month. Medication overuse headache was a common side effect in clinical trials of Cambia.

If you have medication overuse headaches, they may be similar to your migraine headaches. And they may happen every day or more often than usual. The number of migraine episodes that you experience may also increase.

What you can do

If you think you have medication overuse headache, talk with your doctor. They may recommend you stop taking Cambia. This means your migraine episodes could get worse for a short period of time. However, once your medication overuse headache goes away, your doctor may recommend you continue Cambia treatment.

Your doctor will recommend how often you should take Cambia to help prevent medication overuse headache. Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for your condition.

Risk of serious cardiovascular problems

Taking Cambia may increase the risk of serious cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack or stroke. These can be serious or life threatening. In fact, Cambia has a boxed warning for this side effect. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about the possible risks of taking a medication.

In clinical trials, people taking Cambia had an increased risk of cardiovascular problems. These problems began as early as a few weeks after starting Cambia treatment. However, they were rare.

It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of serious cardiovascular problems while taking Cambia. Symptoms may include:

If you’ve ever had cardiovascular disease, you may have a higher risk of serious cardiovascular problems while taking Cambia. These problems may include high blood pressure or heart disease. In clinical trials, people who had a recent heart attack or heart surgery had an increased risk of cardiovascular problems from taking Cambia.

What you can do

If you experience symptoms of a serious cardiovascular problem, see a doctor or go to the hospital right away.

Before you start taking Cambia, talk with your doctor about your medical history and any other medications that you’re taking. They can help determine if Cambia is a safe treatment option for you.

If you’re prescribed Cambia, your doctor will likely recommend taking the smallest dosage* possible to treat your migraine episode. This is to decrease your risk of this side effect. They’ll also likely recommend taking Cambia for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your episode.

* For more information about Cambia dosage, see the “Cambia dosage” section above.

Risk of serious digestive system problems

It’s possible to develop serious digestive system problems from taking Cambia. In fact, Cambia has a boxed warning for this side effect. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It alerts doctors and patients about the possible risks of taking a medication.

All nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Cambia, may increase your risk of developing serious digestive system problems. These may include swelling in your digestive tract or ulcers (sores). It can also include tears in your stomach, small intestine, or large intestine. However, this side effect was not common in clinical trials.

It’s important to be aware of serious digestive system problem symptoms while taking Cambia. They may include:

In rare cases, serious digestive system problems can be life threatening.

What you can do

If you experience symptoms of a serious digestive system problem, it’s important to see a doctor right away.

To decrease your risk of these problems, your doctor will likely recommend the following when treating your migraine episode:

  • taking the smallest Cambia dose* possible
  • taking Cambia for the shortest amount of time possible
  • avoid taking more than one NSAID† at a time

Also, if you’ve ever had digestive system problems, such as an ulcer, your doctor may recommend a different treatment option for your condition. In some cases, they may monitor you more frequently for symptoms of a digestive system problem.

If you have digestive system problems, talk with your doctor to determine if Cambia is a safe treatment option for you.

* To learn more about Cambia dosage, see the “Cambia dosage” section above.
† For more information about taking NSAIDs with Cambia, see the “Cambia interactions” section below.

ALLERGIC REACTION

As with most drugs, some people can have an allergic reaction after taking Cambia. Allergic reaction was not a common side effect in clinical trials.

Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include:

A more severe allergic reaction is rare but possible. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include:

  • swelling under your skin, typically in your eyelids, lips, hands, or feet
  • swelling of your tongue, mouth, or throat
  • trouble breathing

Call your doctor right away if you have an allergic reaction to Cambia, as the reaction could become severe. Call 911 or your local emergency number if your symptoms feel life threatening or if you think you’re having a medical emergency.

As with all medications, the cost of Cambia can vary. To find current prices for the 50-milligram (mg) strength of Cambia in your area, check out GoodRx.com.


The cost you find on GoodRx.com is what you may pay without insurance. The actual price you’ll pay depends on your insurance plan, your location, and the pharmacy you use.

Before approving coverage for Cambia, your insurance company may require you to get prior authorization. This means that your doctor and insurance company will need to communicate about your prescription before the insurance company will cover the drug. The insurance company will review the prior authorization request and decide if the drug will be covered.

If you’re not sure if you’ll need to get prior authorization for Cambia, contact your insurance company.

Financial and insurance assistance

If you need financial support to pay for Cambia, or if you need help understanding your insurance coverage, help is available.

Assertio, the manufacturer of Cambia, offers a copay savings card. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, call 844-546-8634 or visit the manufacturer’s website.

To learn more about saving money on prescriptions, check out this article.

Mail-order pharmacies

Cambia may be available through a mail-order pharmacy. Using this service may help lower the drug’s cost and allow you to get your medication without leaving home.

If you don’t have insurance, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist about online pharmacy options.

Generic version

Cambia is a brand-name drug that contains the active ingredient diclofenac potassium. This comes as a powder in a packet. However, currently, there’s no generic version of diclofenac potassium that comes as a powder.

A generic drug is an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. Generics are considered to be as safe and effective as the brand-name drug they’re based on. And generics tend to cost less than brand-name drugs.

Other versions of diclofenac potassium are available as generic medications. These include diclofenac potassium capsule (Zipsor) and diclofenac potassium tablet (Cataflam). To find out how the cost of these drugs compare to the cost of Cambia, visit GoodRx.com.

If you’re interested in taking another version of diclofenac potassium, talk with your doctor. They can let you know if it comes in forms and strengths that can be prescribed for your condition. They may also prefer one version or the other. You’ll also need to check your insurance plan, as it may only cover one or the other.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Cambia.

What’s the difference between Cambia and other forms of diclofenac?

Cambia is a prescription medication that’s FDA-approved to treat migraine episodes in adults.* The active ingredient in Cambia is diclofenac potassium and it comes as a powder in a packet.

Other forms of diclofenac are approved to treat migraine episodes. And some forms are approved to treat other conditions. Other forms of diclofenac that are currently available include:

  • diclofenac capsule (Zorvolex)
  • diclofenac potassium capsule (Zipsor)
  • diclofenac potassium tablet (Cataflam)
  • diclofenac epolamine patch (Flector, Licart)
  • diclofenac sodium solution (Pennsaid)
  • diclofenac sodium gel (Voltaren)

Most forms of diclofenac are available by prescription only. However, diclofenac sodium gel (Voltaren) is available over the counter. Doctors usually prescribe this drug to treat pain due to arthritis. They may also prescribe diclofenac patch and diclofenac solution to treat arthritis pain. Other forms of diclofenac are also available to treat mild to moderate pain.

Since diclofenac is available in different forms, the drug’s dosage and how it’s administered may be different. For example, a diclofenac patch may only need to be applied once daily. However, if you take diclofenac in a gel or solution form, you may need to take it multiple times per day. The side effects of these drugs may also be different. This is because these drugs work to treat pain in different areas of your body.

If you’re interested in using a diclofenac product, talk with your doctor. They can recommend the best form of diclofenac for your condition.

* For more information about the approved use of Cambia, see the “Cambia for migraine episodes” section above.

Can Cambia be taken for back pain?

No. Cambia is not currently approved to treat back pain. As of now, the only FDA-approved use of Cambia is to treat migraine episodes.*

However, diclofenac potassium (the active ingredient in Cambia) is available in other forms. And some of these forms are approved to treat back pain. These include diclofenac potassium capsule (Zipsor) and diclofenac potassium tablet (Cataflam).

If you have back pain and are interested in getting treatment, talk with your doctor about the best option for you. They may recommend taking a different form of diclofenac potassium for this use.

* For more information about the approved use of Cambia, see the “Cambia for migraine episodes” section above.

Can I take Cambia and Tylenol together?

Possibly. In some cases, your doctor may recommend taking Cambia and acetaminophen (Tylenol)* together. However, taking both medications may increase your risk of certain side effects. For example, both Cambia and acetaminophen can cause liver problems.† So taking both medications together can increase your risk of these side effects.

If you’re taking Cambia along with acetaminophen, your doctor may monitor you more frequently for liver problems. They’ll do this with liver function tests. These tests measure the levels of certain liver enzymes in your blood. High levels may indicate liver problems.

If you think you’ll need to take Cambia and Tylenol together, talk with your doctor. They can help determine if this combination of drugs is a safe and effective treatment option for you.

* For more information about possible drug interactions between Cambia and other medications, see the “Cambia interactions” section below.
† To learn more about this side effect, see the “Cambia side effects” section above.

This drug comes with several precautions.

FDA warnings

This drug has boxed warnings about the following risks. These are serious warnings from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A boxed warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous.

Risk of serious cardiovascular problems. Some people may develop serious cardiovascular problems from taking Cambia. These include heart attack or stroke, which can be severe or life threatening. If you’ve ever had heart problems or had a recent heart surgery, you may have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular problems with Cambia. Talk with your doctor about any cardiovascular problems you may have before you start taking Cambia. They can help determine if this drug is a safe treatment option for you.

Risk of serious digestive system problems. It’s possible to develop serious digestive system problems from Cambia treatment. This may include ulcers (sores) or tears in your stomach or intestines, which can be life threatening. If you’ve ever had digestive system problems, you may have an increased risk of developing these side effects with Cambia treatment. Talk with your doctor about any digestive problems you have before taking Cambia. They can help you determine if Cambia is a safe treatment option for you.

For more information about these risks, see “Side effect details” in the “Cambia side effects” section above.

Other precautions

Before taking Cambia, talk with your doctor about your health history. Cambia may not be right for your condition if you have certain medical conditions or other factors affecting your health. These include:

  • Liver problems. If you have liver problems, be sure to tell your doctor before you start taking Cambia. This drug may increase your risk of liver problems. If you’ve ever had liver problems, your doctor may monitor your liver function more often during Cambia treatment. They’ll do this with certain blood tests. If you develop changes in your test results, your doctor may recommend that you stop taking Cambia. They may recommend a different treatment option for your condition.
  • High blood pressure. Tell your doctor if you’ve ever had high blood pressure or if you’re taking blood pressure medications.* Cambia may prevent these drugs from effectively managing your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, your doctor may monitor your blood pressure more closely during Cambia treatment. This is to make sure it doesn’t get too high.
  • Heart failure or swelling of your arms or legs. Tell your doctor if you’ve ever had heart failure or if you have swelling of your arms or legs. If you have severe heart failure, your doctor may recommend a different treatment option for your condition.
  • Kidney problems. If you’ve ever had kidney problems, tell your doctor. This is because you may have an increased risk of kidney problems during Cambia treatment. If you already have kidney problems, Cambia may worsen your condition. And if you have serious kidney disease, your doctor may recommend a different treatment option for you.
  • Asthma. If you have asthma, tell your doctor before taking Cambia. The drug is contraindicated for people who have asthma related to an aspirin allergy. (A contraindication is a factor or condition that could prevent your doctor from prescribing a drug due to risk of harm.) And if you have asthma that’s not related to an aspirin allergy, your doctor may monitor you more closely. This is to be sure that it’s safe for you to continue Cambia treatment.
  • Recent or upcoming heart surgery. If you’re planning to have heart surgery, or if you recently had heart surgery, talk with your doctor. In most cases, your doctor will likely not recommend Cambia right before or right after you have heart surgery. Talk with your doctor to determine if Cambia is a safe treatment option for you.
  • Allergic reaction. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to aspirin, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or to Cambia or any of its ingredients, your doctor will likely not prescribe Cambia. Ask your doctor about other medications that might be better for your condition.
  • Pregnancy. It may not be safe to take Cambia during early pregnancy. For more information, see the “Cambia and pregnancy” section below.
  • Breastfeeding. It’s not known if Cambia is safe to take while breastfeeding. For more details, see the “Cambia and breastfeeding” section below.

Note: For more information about the potential negative effects of Cambia, see the “Cambia side effects” section above.

* For more information about taking Cambia with blood pressure medications, see the “Cambia interactions” section below.

There are no known interactions between Cambia and alcohol.

However, you may have an increased risk of stomach bleeding if you drink alcohol when you take Cambia. You may also have an increased risk of digestive system problems* if you drink alcohol during Cambia treatment. These include ulcers (sores) or tears in your stomach or intestines.

If you’d like to drink alcohol while taking Cambia, talk with your doctor about how much alcohol, if any, is safe for you to drink.

* Cambia has a boxed warning for this side effect. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the FDA. For more information about this side effect, see “Side effect details” in the “Cambia side effects” section above.

Cambia can interact with several other medications. It’s not known to interact with supplements or foods.

Different interactions can cause different effects. For instance, some interactions can interfere with how well a drug works. Other interactions can increase side effects or make them more severe.

Cambia and other medications

Below is a list of medications that can interact with Cambia. This list does not contain all drugs that may interact with Cambia.

Before taking Cambia, talk with your doctor and pharmacist. Tell them about all prescription, over-the-counter, and other drugs you take. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbs, and supplements you take. Sharing this information can help you avoid potential interactions.

If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Types of drugs that can interact with Cambia include:

* Cambia has a boxed warning for this side effect. A boxed warning is the most serious warning from the FDA. For more information about this side effect, see “Side effect details” in the “Cambia side effects” section above.
† For details about taking acetaminophen with Cambia, see “Can I take Cambia and Tylenol together?” in the “Common questions about Cambia” section above.

Cambia and herbs and supplements

There aren’t any herbs or supplements that have been specifically reported to interact with Cambia. However, you should still check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any of these products while taking Cambia.

Cambia and foods

There aren’t any foods that have been specifically reported to interact with Cambia. If you have any questions about eating certain foods with Cambia, talk with your doctor.

Be sure to take Cambia according to the instructions your doctor gives you.

Only take your dose of Cambia when you have a migraine episode. You should only take one dose of Cambia to treat your migraine episode. (To learn more about dosage, see the “Cambia dosage” section above.) Cambia is not meant to be taken on a regular basis.

Cambia comes as a powder in a packet. When you’re ready to treat your migraine episode, open one packet of Cambia. Then, pour all of the powder into 1 to 2 ounces (oz) or 2 to 4 tablespoons of water. (This is about 30 to 60 milliliters [mL] of water). Stir the mixture and drink it right away.

You should only use water to mix your dose of Cambia. This is because water helps activate the drug.

When to take

Make sure to take your Cambia dose only when you have a migraine episode. The drug is not approved to be taken on a regular basis. It’s also not approved to help prevent migraine episodes from occurring. You should only take Cambia if you have a current migraine episode.

Accessible labels and containers

If your prescription label is hard to read, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. Some pharmacies offer labels that have large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist may be able to direct you to one that does.

Taking Cambia with food

Your doctor will likely not recommend taking Cambia with food. The drug may not work effectively if you take it with food. Talk with your doctor about the best way to take your dose of Cambia.

Can Cambia be crushed, split, or chewed?

Cambia comes as a powder that you’ll mix with water to form a solution. So it doesn’t need to be crushed, split, or chewed.

However, if you’re having trouble swallowing your Cambia dose, talk with your doctor about other treatment options that may be available for your condition.

Cambia is approved to treat migraine episodes in adults ages 18 years and older. With migraine episodes, you may have a moderate to severe headache with certain symptoms. These include nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light.

Specifically, Cambia can be taken for migraine episodes with or without aura. (Aura can affect your senses in addition to your migraine headache. This may include symptoms, such as seeing flashes of light or changes in your vision.)

It’s not known exactly how Cambia works to treat migraine episodes. However, it’s believed that migraine episodes are linked to an increase in prostaglandins (a type of lipid [fat]). Prostaglandins may contribute to inflammation (swelling) in the brain, which may cause migraine episodes.

Diclofenac potassium (the active ingredient in Cambia) works by blocking prostaglandins. This may decrease the inflammation that can cause migraine episodes. So by blocking prostaglandins, Cambia may relieve your migraine symptoms.

If you have questions about how Cambia may work, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

How long does it take to work?

Cambia starts to work as soon as you take your dose. In some people, the drug can work as fast as 15 minutes after taking the dose.

If you have questions about how long Cambia takes to work, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

It may not be safe to take Cambia during pregnancy. Cambia treatment during early pregnancy wasn’t shown to be harmful to a developing fetus. This was during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy in studies.

However, animal studies show that Cambia may affect a developing fetus. Specifically, after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, kidney problems in a developing fetus and placenta problems occurred. Also, animal studies showed that taking Cambia at 30 weeks or later may cause problems with fetal heart development.

Due to these possible risks, your doctor may recommend limiting or avoiding Cambia treatment during weeks 20 and later of pregnancy.

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk with your doctor to determine if Cambia is a safe treatment option for you. In some cases, your doctor may recommend a different drug during pregnancy.

Cambia and fertility

It’s possible for Cambia to delay ovulation in females.* (Ovulation occurs when an ovary releases an egg.) This may make it harder for you to become pregnant while taking Cambia. If you’re having trouble becoming pregnant, your doctor may recommend stopping your Cambia treatment. Talk with your doctor to find out if Cambia is a safe treatment option for you if you’re trying to get pregnant.

The manufacturer of Cambia hasn’t stated whether this drug affects male* fertility (the ability to make someone pregnant).

* Sex and gender exist on spectrums. Use of the term “female” and “male” in this article refers to sex assigned at birth.

It may not be safe to take Cambia during pregnancy. If you’re sexually active and you or your partner can become pregnant, talk with your doctor about your birth control needs while you’re taking Cambia.

For more information about taking Cambia during pregnancy, see the “Cambia and pregnancy” section above.

It’s not known if Cambia is safe to take while breastfeeding. The drug is thought to pass into breast milk. However, it’s not known what effects the drug may have on a breastfed child.

If you are breastfeeding, talk with your doctor to determine if Cambia is a safe treatment option for you and your child.

Taking more than the recommended dosage of Cambia can lead to serious side effects. Do not take more Cambia than your doctor recommends. (For more information on the recommended dosages of Cambia, see the “Cambia dosage” section above.)

Overdose symptoms

Symptoms of an overdose can include:

What to do in case of overdose

If you think you’ve taken too much of this drug, call your doctor. You can also call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. But if your symptoms are severe, call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room right away.

When you get Cambia from the pharmacy, the pharmacist will add an expiration date to the label on the packaging. This date is typically 1 year from the date they dispensed the medication.

The expiration date helps guarantee that the medication is effective during this time. The current stance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to avoid taking expired medications. If you have unused medication that has gone past the expiration date, talk with your pharmacist about whether you might still be able to take it.

Storage

How long a medication remains good to take can depend on many factors, including how and where you store the medication.

Cambia packets should be stored at room temperature, 25°C (77°F). You can store this drug between 15°C and 30°C (59°F and 86°F) if needed.

Disposal

If you no longer need to take Cambia and have leftover medication, it’s important to dispose of it safely. This helps prevent others, including children and pets, from taking the drug by accident. It also helps keep the drug from harming the environment.

This article provides several useful tips on medication disposal. You can also ask your pharmacist for information about how to dispose of your medication.

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