Aspirin review

Acetylsalicylic acid, marketed everywhere as Aspirin (USAN), is a salicylate drug mostly used as an antipyretic to reduce fever, as an anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling, and as an analgesic to alleviate minor pains and aches. To wit, aspirin 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 swelling and pain as well. This salicytate drug is classified as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or NSAID, and it works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to reduce inflammation and throbbing aches.

Your medical condition and response to the medication usually dictate the length of treatment and the dosage of the drug. As a preventative measure for heart disease or a maintaining, long-term anticoagulant, the standard dose is 75 milligrams per day. This dose 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 not exceeding three doses per day. One to two tablets every three to four hours may be used for adults, and not more than 12 within a 24 hour period. For children, it is half the adult dose at maximum.

You must consult your doctor first before treating a child younger than 12 years with this particular drug. Moreover, you should not use this medication if you are on any other anti-coagulants such as Warferin or have had a stomach ulcer for the past twelve months. You must also 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 yourself before seeking medical help. The recommended dose outlined above should not be your only basis for proper dosage, and it's always best to read the product label first before proceeding.

Do not overdose in aspirin by taking more medication or taking it longer than recommended unless your doctor tells you to. Consult your pharmacist or designated healthcare professional if you have any further questions in regards to taking this medicine. Aspirin shouldn't be given to feverish child or teenager, especially if the child also has chicken pox or flu symptoms. Aspirin can sometimes cause the fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.

Furthermore, you should not use this medication if you are allergic to it; if you have an allergy to an NSAID such as Feldene, Relafen, Mobic, Toradol, Voltaren, Lodine, Indocin, Orudis, Aleve, Motrin, Advil, and others; a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding; or a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia. Before taking aspirin, report to your doctor if you allergic to any drugs, or if you have a bleeding or clotting disorder, kidney disease, liver disease, stomach ulcers, asthma or seasonal allergies, gout, nasal 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: swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty in breathing, and hives. Stop taking this drug and contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these grave side effects: hearing problems, ringing in your ears, swelling or pain lasting longer than ten days, fever lasting longer than three days, severe nausea, vomiting, 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. As always, consult your doctor about any bothersome or unusual side effect.

Aspirin has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of aspirin

• Molecular formula of aspirin is C9H8O4
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-acetyloxybenzoic acid
• Molecular weight is 180.1574 g/mol
Aspirin available : 325mg tablets

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