Aspirin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Aspirin

Generic Name : Aspirin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Aspirin are provided here.

Pronunciation : as' pir in

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Aspirin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y45.1 Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Aspirin

India :

International :


Why is Aspirin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for pain, heart attack and fever.
The drug decreases the substances that cause pain and inflammation.

When should Aspirin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with blood disorder, liver or kidney impairment and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Aspirin?

Adult Dose:
The recommended oral dose for adults:
• Prevention of myocardial infarction or heart attack: 75-325 mg/day.
• Stent implantation: 325 mg 2 hr pre-operative, then 160-325 mg/day.
• Pain and fever: 325-650 mg 4-6 hourly. Maximum: 4 g/day.
• Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders:
Initial dose: 2.4-3.6 g/day.
Maintenance dose: 3.6-5.4 g/day.

How should Aspirin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Aspirin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heartburn, stomach upset or stomach pain and if you have or ever had ulcers, anemia, bleeding problems such as hemophilia, kidney or liver diseases, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• It should not be given to children who have fever, flu symptoms or chickenpox; otherwise it may lead to a fatal condition named as Reye's syndrome.

What are the side effects of Aspirin?

Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, blood in stools, stomach pain and heartburn.
Miscellaneous - Drowsiness, headache, allergic reactions and hearing problems.

What are the other precautions for Aspirin?

Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.
It may cause severe bleeding; avoid bruising or injury.

What are the storage conditions for Aspirin?

Store it at room temperature.

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