Brand Name(s): Acetylsalicylic acid
Drug Class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Treats: Ankylosing Spondylitis,Osteoarthritis, Pain, Ischemic Stroke, Fever
Aspirin has been one of the most popular pain relievers of the last 50 years. This drug mainly treats pain, fever, arthritis and inflammations, but is sometimes used to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Also known as acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin has an additional use in helping with the prevention of excess bleeding from wounds. However, a doctor's supervision is recommended in cases where aspirin is used in cardiovascular conditions.
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This drug mainly treats pain, fever, arthritis and inflammations, but is sometimes used to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Also known as acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin has an additional use in helping with the prevention of excess bleeding from wounds.
Below you will find the different uses for Aspirin:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Ischemic Stroke
Aspirin dosage is dependent on the individual that it is being administered to. The following dosage is an average dose and could differ among individuals. Do not take a larger dose or more frequent doses without approval from your doctor. Follow your medical professional's directions carefully for best results.
- Doses adding up to 3-4 grams daily
- Small doses adding up to 3- 4 grams daily
- Ingest 325-650 mg after every 4 hours a day
- 80 mg orally per day in doses of up to 6.5 g each day
- 50 to 325 mg orally per day.
Aspirin Side Effects
Aspirin, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each individual who uses it. When you first begin taking Aspirin, watch yourself carefully for any worrying reactions. If you experience any severe side effects, consult with your doctor or medical professional immediately. Below is a list of known side effects. Note that this list is not complete.
- Hemolytic anemia
- Increased bleeding
- Severe nausea
- Stomach pain
- Reye's syndrome
- Swellings and hives
Below you will find a list of drugs and substances that interact with Aspirin. As with all drugs, before taking Aspirin, you should make your doctor aware of any medications you may be taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as supplements and herbal remedies. Do not let anyone else take your medication, and consult your physician before taking any new medication. Note that this list is not complete.