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Aspirin

Aspirin (chewable)

CLASS

Platelet Aggregator Inhibitor, Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Salicylates

DOSAGE

    Adult:162 mg- 324 mg chewable for A.M.I.
    (High doses may interfere with the benefits of aspirin)

ACTIONS

    Aspirin is an analgesic, anti-flammatory and anti-pyretic, which also appears to cause an inhibition of synthesis and release of prostaglandins. Aspirin also blocks formation of thromboxane A 2. (Thromboxane A 2 causes platelets to aggregate and arteries to constrict). Reduces overall mortality from acute myocardial infarction.

INDICATIONS

    Aspirin is indicated in the acute M.I. setting to prevent further clotting.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Known allergy to Aspirin (e.g. asthma), active GI ulceration or bleeding, hemophilia or other bleeding disorders, during pregnancy, children under 2 years of age.

WARNINGS

Contact physician for patients having a history of:
- asthma or seasonal allergies
- stomach ulcers
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder
- heart disease, high blood pressure, or congestive heart failure
- gout
- nasal polyps

SIDE EFFECTS

    GI: Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, and stomach pain.

    OTIC:Tinnitus.

    Hypersensitivity:Bronchospasm, tightness in chest, angioedema, urticaria, and anaphylaxis.

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