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What is Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) prescribed for?
Aspirin is a commonly used drug for the treatment of pain, headaches, inflammation, and fever due to various causes. At times it is even used by women to help with menstrual pain. And Sometimes it is used to treat or help prevent heart attacks , strokes, and chest pain (angina). Acetylsalicylic acid has both anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects. This drug also inhibits platelet aggregation and is used in the prevention of blood clots stroke, and myocardial infarction
Aspirin is available in many doses and in many forms. Read all of the information given to you on this medication, if you have any questions or concerns regarding this medicine, speak with your doctor beforehand.
This medication is to be taken orally, either with food or a glass of water. Do not crush, chew, break, or open aspirin pill. Swallow it whole. However, the chewable tablets must be chewed before swallowing. Make sure to follow what your doctor has prescribed. If you have any concerns, relay your questions to your doctor.
Do not give this medicine to a child or teenager with fever or flu symptoms, or with chicken pox. Aspirin in children can cause Reye’s syndrome, and it can have serious and even sometimes fatal conditions in children.
Consult your doctor first if you are allergic to aspirin, and relay any other allergies that may have an effect on your health. You should not use aspirin if you are allergic to the following; recent history of stomach or internal bleeding, a bleeding disorder such as haemophilia, if you have ever had a asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking a aspirin or an NSAID medication such as Advil, Motrin, Orduis, Indocin, Lodine, Voltaren, toradol, Mobix, Relafen, Feldene, and others.
To make sure Aspirin is the correct medication for you. Please tell your doctor if you have any of the following; asthma or seasonal allergies, stomach ulcers, liver and kidney disease, a bleeding or blood clotting disorder, gout, heart disease, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure.
While Aspirin does help ones health in many ways, as many other medications, Aspirin has its side effects as well. In form you doctor right away if you experience any of the following; Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, burning. Black tarry stools, bloody or cloudy urine, change in consciousness, chest pain or discomfort, confusion, constipation, convulsions, severe or continuing, dark urine, diarrhea, fever, drowsiness, difficulty breathing, headache, heartburn, fainting, fast breathing, muscle tremors, nausea and vomiting, panic, seizures, and lost of appetite.
Keep in mind not all of the side effects are listed here. Therefore, if you believe you are experiencing any kind of side effect, go see your doctor right away.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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