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4-aminomethylbenzoic acid
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Description

Aminomethylbenzoic acid (AMBA) is a synthetic compound used as an active ingredient in some over-the-counter (OTC) medications. It is an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent, meaning it reduces inflammation and pain. It is used to treat minor aches and pains, such as headaches, muscle aches, and toothaches.

Common side effects of AMBA include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, and diarrhea. It may also cause dizziness, drowsiness, and blurred vision. In rare cases, it can cause an allergic reaction, including hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Brand names associated with AMBA include:
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Caffeine
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Codeine
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Phenylephrine
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Propoxyphene
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Tramadol
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Vicodin
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Xanax
  ▸  Acetaminophen-AMBA-Zoloft

Synonyms
  • aminomethylbenzoic acid
  • PAMBA
Classifications
  • amino acid
  • antifibrinolytic
  • antihemorrhagic
  • hemostatic

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