Aspirine review

Aspirine is a very common generic name for acetylsalicylic acid, a very versatile drug used for a variety of situations. Aspirine has an analgesic effect that can relieve minor aches and pains. It also acts as an antipyretic useful for lowering fevers, and can also be used to treat minor inflammations. Aspirine is also used as an anticoagulant. This means it inhibits the clotting action of platelets in the blood and can be used as a long term, low-dose maintenance drug to help prevent blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. Aspirine can also be administered immediately after the onset of a heart attack to prevent subsequent attacks. Aspirine is available in a variety of ways, such as oral and sublingual pills.

Aspirine is available over the counter to treat a wide variety of pain-causing conditions such as headaches, cramps, toothaches and body pain. Those suffering from swelling of joints and fevers also benefit from taking aspirine. However, aspirine use is now mostly limited to adults as it is discouraged to give aspirine for children and teenagers, except in case of Kawasaki disease patients. Aspirine use in younger patients may cause Reye’s syndrome. Paracetamol or ibuprofen is recommended for them.

Aspirine is also prescribed for older patients suffering from a variety of heart conditions such as coronary artery disease, pericarditis, and acute myocardial infarction. It is also given to patients suffering from inflammatory conditions rheumatic arthritis and rheumatic fever.

Since aspirine is prescribed to a large variety of different conditions, dosage will vary in each case. For fever and arthritis, adults often need to take aspirine 4 to 5 times a day, preventive treatments for myocardial infarction often take low doses once a day, while higher doses are used to treat arthritis and rheumatism. If aspirine tablets are being used to treat minor aches and pains, follow the instructions of your doctor or as directed by the package. Aspirine tablets should be taken with a glass of water, but those with sensitive stomachs may take it with food or milk to lessen stomach irritation. If desired, enteric-coated pills are available to reduce stomach upsets, as well as extended-release pills. Care should be taken not to break the outer coating of these pills when taking them as these were meant to be swallowed whole.

For sublingual pills, use dry hands to place the tablets in your mouth or under your tongue. The pill will begin dissolving even without water. Do not chew the tablet and allow it to dissolve completely on its own.

While most patients benefit from aspirine use without apparent adverse effects, some may suffer an allergic reaction to it which causes rashes to appear. Aspirine may also increase the risk of gastric bleeding, and enteric-coated formulations are designed specifically to reduce this effect. Signs of bleeding include weakness, dizziness, and passing black, tar-like stool. Other signs of gastrointestinal irritation arising from aspirine use include stomach cramps, ulcerations and burning sensations and gastritis.

Patients suffering from bleeding conditions should be careful about taking aspirine as it can aggravate the condition. Aspirine can also increase the effects of other blood thinners and anticoagulants taken so it is wise to always consult your doctor when taking aspirine in conjunction with other drugs. Alcohol may also increase the risk of gastric bleeding.

Aspirine has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of aspirine

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

Generic name: Aspirin

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