(AS pir in) Brand: Arthritis Pain, Ascriptin Enteric, Aspir 81, Aspir-Low, Bayer Aspirin, Bayer Childrens Aspirin, Bufferin, Easprin, Ecotrin, Ecpirin, Fasprin, Halfprin, Miniprin, St. Joseph Aspirin
What is the most significant information I must know about aspirin?
You must not use aspirin if you have a bleeding mess such as hemophilia, a last history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, or if you are allergic to an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Orudis, Indocin, Lodine, Voltaren, Toradol, Mobic, Relafen, Feldene, and others.
Do not give this medicine to a baby or teenager with a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Salicylates can reason Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.
What is aspirin?
Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that reason pain, fever, and inflammation.
Aspirin is used to treat pain, and reduce fever or inflammation. Aspirin is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina). Aspirin must be used for cardiovascular conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.
Aspirin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.
What must I discuss with my healthcare provider till taking aspirin?
Do not give this medicine to a baby or teenager with a fever, flu symptoms, or chicken pox. Aspirin can reason Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.
You must not use this medication if you are allergic to aspirin, or if you have:
· a last history of stomach or intestinal bleeding;
· a bleeding mess such as hemophilia; or
· an allergy to an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Orudis, Indocin, Lodine, Voltaren, Toradol, Mobic, Relafen, Feldene, and others.
To create certain aspirin is safety for you, speak your doctor if you have:
· asthma or seasonal allergies;
· stomach ulcers;
· liver disease;
· kidney disease;
· a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
· heart malady, tall blood pressure, or congestive heart failure;
· gout; or
· nasal polyps.
This medicine may be deleterious to an unborn baby's heart, and may also reduce birth weight or have another dangerous effects. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while you are taking aspirin.
Aspirin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing child. You must not breast-feed while using this medicine.
How must I take aspirin?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as predesigned by your doctor. Do not use in larger or less amounts or for longer than recommended.
Take with food if aspirin upsets your stomach.
Do not crush, chew, interrupt, or open an enteric-coated or delayed-release pill. Swallow it intact.
The chewable tablet form of aspirin should be chewed till swallowing.
If you use the orally disintegrating tablet or the dispersible tablet, follow all dosing instructions provided with your medication.
If you need surgery, speak the surgeon onward of time that you are using aspirin. You may need to stop using the medication for a short time.
Do not take this medicine if you scent a strong vinegar odor in the aspirin bottle. The medication may no longer be effective.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since aspirin is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed doze as soon as you remember. Skip the missed doze if it is nearly time for your following scheduled doze. Do not use extra medication to create up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Search abnormal medical attention if you think you have used too many of this medicine.
What must I avoid while taking aspirin?
Do not use any another over-the-counter medicine without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Aspirin is contained in much medicines accessible over the counter. If you take determined commodity together you may accidentally take too many aspirin. Read the label of any another medication you are using to see if it contains aspirin.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking aspirin. Alcohol may magnify your risk of stomach bleeding.
If you are taking aspirin to prevent heart onslaught or stroke, avoid also taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). Ibuprofen may create aspirin smaller effective. If you should use both medications, take the ibuprofen at least 8 hours till or 30 minutes after you take the aspirin (non-enteric coated form).
What are the possible side effects of aspirin?
Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using aspirin and call your doctor at once if you have:
· ringing in your ears, confusion, hallucinations, rapid breathing, seizure (convulsions);
· severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
· bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
· fever lasting longer than 3 days; or
· swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days.
General side effects may include:
· upset stomach, heartburn;
· drowsiness; or
· mild headache.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What another drugs will affect aspirin?
Ask your doctor till using aspirin if you take an antidepressant such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone, or vilazodone. Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may reason you to bruise or bleed easily.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safety for you to use aspirin if you are also using any of the next drugs:
· a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin), or another medicine used to prevent blood clots; or
· another salicylates such as Nuprin Backache Caplet, Kaopectate, KneeRelief, Pamprin Cramp Formula, Pepto-Bismol, Tricosal, Trilisate, and others.
This list is not complete. Another drugs may interact with aspirin, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal commodity. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medicine manual.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aspirin.
Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.
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