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Trouble breathing; convulsions.

ASPIRIN

GENERIC AND BRANDNAMES

See complete list of generic and brand names in the Generic and Brand Name Directory, page 889

BASIC INFORMATION

Habit forming ? No

Prescription needed? No

Available as generic? Yes

Drug class: Analgesic, anti-inflqmmqtory (nonsteroidal)

USES

Reduces pain, fever, inflammation.

Relieves swelling, stiffness, joint pain of arthritis or rheumatism.

Antiplatelet effect to reduce chances of heart attack and/or stroke.

DOSAGE & USAGE INFORMATION How to take:

Tablet or capsule - Swallow with liquid or food to lessen stomach irritation.

Extended-release tablets or capsules - Swallow each dose whole.

Effervescent tablets - Chew completely. Don't swallow whole.

Dispersible tablets - Dissolve in the mouth before swallowing.

Chewable tablets -Chew before swalloing or dissolve in small amount of liquid before swallowing.

Suppositories - Remover wrapper and moisten suppository with water. Gently insert into rectum, large end first. Whento take:

Pain, fever, inflammation - As needed, no more often than every 4 hours. '._ ^^

If you forget a dose:

Pain, fever - Take as soon as you remember. Wait 4 hours for next dose.

Arthritis - Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours late. Return tp regular schedule. What drugdoes:

Affects hypothalamus, the part of the brain which regulates temperature by dilating small blood vessels in skin.

Prevents clumping of platelets (small blood cells) so blood vessels remain open.

Decreases prostaglandin effect.

Supresses body's pain messages.
Timelapse before drug works:_. - .--- ,__.-_____ ....... _ ___

30 minutes for pain, fever, arthritis. Don't take with:

Tetracyclines. Space doses 1 hour apart.

Any other medicine without consulting your doctor or pharmacist.

POSSIBLE ADVERSE REACTIONS OR SIDE EFFECTS SYMPTOMS WHAT TO DO

bile-threatening:

Black or bloody vomit; blood in urine; difficulty breathing; Seek emergency treatment

hives, rash, intense itching, faintness soon after a dose immediately. -^n

(anaphylaxis).

Common:

1 leartburn, indigestion, mild nausea or vomiting. Continue. Call doctor when convenient.

Infrequent:

Trouble sleeping; rectal irritation (with suppository). Continue. Call doctor when convenient.

Rare:

Severe headache, convulsions, extreme drowsiness, Discontinue. Call doctor right away or

Hushing or other change in skin color, any loss of seek emergency treatment.

hearing, severe vomiting, swelling of face, vision

problems, bloody or black stools, ringing in ears,

severe stomach cramps or pain (all symptoms more

likely with repeated doses for long periods since

aspirin can build up in the body).

OVERDOSE

SYMPTOMS:

Mild overdose - Confusion, severe diarrhea, stomach pain, increased thirst, vision problems, ringing or buzzing in

Ears, dizziness, lightheadedness, severe headache.

Severe overdose - Bloody urine; hallucinations; severe nervousness, excitement or confusion; shortness of breath;



trouble breathing; convulsions.

In some children - The only symptomsmay be behavior changes, severe drowsiness or tiredness, fast ordeep

breathing. WHAT TO DO:


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