AcetylsalicylicAcid belongs to the group of medications called antipyretics (fever reducer),analgesics (pain reliever), platelet aggregation inhibitors (anticlottingagents) and anti-inflammatories (inflammation reducers). It is a non-steroidalanti-inflammatory drug. It is prescribed for the treatment of conditions like:
Itsantiplatelet properties can also be used for the prevention of:
It mayalso be used after a dental and surgical procedure. It may also decrease therisk of certain types of cancer especially colorectal cancer.
How to use Acetylsalicylic Acid?
Thisdrug is available in tablet, quick chew tablet, capsule, oral powder forsuspension and rectal suppository. The recommended dose varies widely based onthe condition being treated. It is also based on the severity of yourcondition, your age, weight and your other medical conditions. It is importantto take this medication exactly as directed. Do not change your dose or doubleup your dose without talking to your doctor. For a missed dose, take it as soonas you remember.
What are the side effects of AcetylsalicylicAcid?
Some ofthe side effects of this drug are:
Seriousside effects are:
Stoptaking this medication right away in serious side effects occurs. Seek medicalattention immediately.
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