What is Vanquish®?

Vanquish is an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever that provides effective relief for a variety of conditions. It contains aspirin (227mg), acetaminophen (194mg), and caffeine (33mg).

Does Vanquish® contain a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)?


What types of pain is Vanquish® used for?

Vanquish® temporarily relieves minor pain associated with headache, backache, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, colds and arthritis.

What is the difference between Vanquish® and most other OTC pain relievers?

Vanquish® provides pain relief with two active pain relievers plus a low dose of caffeine, a pain relieving aid.

How many consecutive days can Vanquish® be used?

As with most over the counter pain relief products, Vanquish® should not be used for more than 10 consecutive days for pain. If an allergic reaction occurs, seek medical help right away. If pain gets worse, if new symptoms occur, if fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days, if redness or swelling is present, ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs, stop use and consult a doctor.

Can I use Vanquish® if I’m pregnant or nursing?

When pregnant or nursing it is important to seek the advice of a health care professional before using any pain relief medication.

It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless specifically directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.

Can Vanquish® be used with other medications?

As with all over the counter medications, you should check with your doctor or pharmacist before combining medications. It is important to ensure that the medications will not interact with each other. Also, ask a doctor or pharmacist before using Vanquish® if you are taking a prescription drug for diabetes, gout, arthritis or anti-coagulants (blood thinning).

I have diabetes, can I use Vanquish®?

It is important to first check with your doctor if you are taking a drug for diabetes. Aspirin may interfere with some diabetes medications.

I have asthma, can I use Vanquish®?

It is important to check with your doctor first. Some asthma patients may be at a higher risk for adverse reactions while taking pain relievers.

I have high blood pressure, can I use Vanquish®?

Speak with your doctor to determine if you should use Vanquish®.

I take a blood thinner such as warfarin or aspirin, can I use Vanquish®?

If you take a blood thinner such as warfarin or aspirin, you should talk to your doctor before taking Vanquish®.

What are the possible side effects?

As with any medication, side effects may occur and will vary from individual to individual. In addition, the likelihood of side effects is greater if larger doses are used for longer periods of time. Possible side effects include stomach upset or bleeding, liver damage, nervousness and dizziness. Vanquish® contains a low dose of caffeine.

What is the purpose of the caffeine in Vanquish®?

Caffeine is added to enhance the effect of the aspirin and acetaminophen pain relief ingredients.

What is the purpose of starch and what is it derived from?

Starch is used as a binder to help form the caplet. The starch used in Vanquish® is derived from corn.

Does Vanquish® contain sodium?

Yes, each caplet contains less than 1mg of sodium, which is considered “sodium free”.

Does Vanquish® contain gluten?

No, it does not. However, we cannot guarantee that it is 100% gluten free as this product is produced in a facility that manufactures or packages other items which may contain gluten.

How do the ingredients of Vanquish® compare with those in Excedrin Extra Strength?

Vanquish® has the same active ingredients (acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine) at lower doses.

What sizes are available?

Vanquish® is available in 100 and 120 count bottles. It is available in caplet form.

Why is the bottle so difficult to open?

Most pain relief products have child resistant caps on the bottles. This safety feature is required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to help protect children from accidental ingestion. As with all medications, Vanquish® should be kept out of the reach of children.

When was Vanquish® first introduced?

Vanquish® was introduced in 1964.