Acetylsalicylic Acid belongs to the group of medications called antipyretics (fever reducer), analgesics (pain reliever), platelet aggregation inhibitors (anticlotting agents) and anti-inflammatories (inflammation reducers). It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It is prescribed for the treatment of conditions like:
Its antiplatelet properties can also be used for the prevention of:
It may also be used after a dental and surgical procedure. It may also decrease the risk of certain types of cancer especially colorectal cancer.
How to use Acetylsalicylic Acid?
This drug is available in tablet, quick chew tablet, capsule, oral powder for suspension and rectal suppository. The recommended dose varies widely based on the condition being treated. It is also based on the severity of your condition, your age, weight and your other medical conditions. It is important to take this medication exactly as directed. Do not change your dose or double up your dose without talking to your doctor. For a missed dose, take it as soon as you remember.
What are the side effects of Acetylsalicylic Acid?
Some of the side effects of this drug are:
Serious side effects are:
Stop taking this medication right away in serious side effects occurs. Seek medical attention immediately.
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