General Information on Aspirin
Generic Name : Aspirin
Pronunciation : as' pir in
Latest prescription information about Aspirin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.1
Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics
Trade Names/Brand Names of Aspirin
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?
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.
Last Updated : Oct - 2017