, marketed everywhere as Aspirin
(USAN), is a salicylate medication used as an antipyretic to reduce fever
, as an anti-inflammatory to reduce skin edema, and as an analgesic to alleviate minor pains and aches. Acetal is often used to relieve mild to moderate pain and to reduce fever from typical maladies such as headaches
, toothaches, muscle aches
, and the common cold
This medication may also be used to reduce arthritic skin edema and pain as well. It is classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication or NSAID, and it works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to reduce inflammation, throbbing and aches.
The patient's medical condition and response to the medication usually dictate the length of treatment and the dosage of the medication. As a preventative measure for heart
disease or a long-term anticoagulant the standard dose is 75 milligrams per day. This will vary depending on the doctor's assessment of the patient.
For painkilling purposes, the recommended dose is 275-300 milligrams every six to eight hours, but not exceeding three doses per day. One to two tablets every three to four hours may be used for adults, but no more than 12 within a 24-hour period. For children, it is half the adult dose at maximum.
Consult your doctor before treating a child younger than 12 years with this particular medication. You should not use this medication if you are on any other anti-coagulants such as Warferin or have had a stomach
ulcer in the past twelve months. Read the product label to find recommendations on how many doses you can take in a 24-hour period and how long you may self-treat before seeking medical help. The recommended dose, which is outlined above, should not be your only basis for proper dosage. It's always best to read the product label first before proceeding.
Do not overdose in Acetal by taking more medication or for longer than recommended unless your doctor tells you to. Consult your doctor if you have any further questions in regards to taking this medicine. Acetal shouldn't be given to feverish children or teenagers, especially if the child also has chicken pox
or flu symptoms since it can sometimes cause the fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to it. Do not take Acetal if you have an allergy
to an NSAID such as Feldene
, Lodine, Indocin
, Orudis, Aleve, Motrin
, and others or if you have a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding or a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia
. Before taking Acetal, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any medications or if you have a bleeding or clotting disorder, kidney
disease, stomach ulcers
or seasonal allergies
polyps, heart disease, high blood pressure
, or congestive heart failure
. If you suffer from any of the above conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests of safely take this medication.
If any of these signs of allergic reaction happens to you, get emergency medical help: skin edema of your face, lips
, or throat, difficulty breathing, or hives
. Stop taking this medication and contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these grave side effects: hearing problems, ringing in your ears, skin edema or pain lasting longer than ten days, fever lasting longer than three days, severe nausea
, emesis, stomach pain, coughing up blood
or vomit that looks like coffee grounds, and black, bloody, or tarry stools.
Less acute side effects may include headache
, drowsiness, upset stomach, or heartburn
. Keep in mind that this is not a complete list of side effects, and other side effects may occur. Always consult your doctor about any bothersome or unusual side effect.
Acetal has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of acetal is C9H8O4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-acetyloxybenzoic acid
• Molecular weight is 180.1574 g/mol
• Acetal available : 325mg tablets
Generic name: Aspirin
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