acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin, ASA

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Malvarez
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acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin, ASA
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2012-01-15 16:34:22
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acetylsalicylic acid Aspirin ASA
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Type of drug; non-opioid analgesic; non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID); antipyretic; antiplatelet
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  1. Mechanism of Action;
    blocks pain impulses in CNS, reduces inflammation by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis; decreases platelet aggregation
  2. Indications;
    mild to moderate pain or fever, TIA, ischemic stroke, prophylaxis of MI, angina
  3. Contraindications & Precautions;
    • Contraindications; bleeding disorders, taking Coumadin, pediatric pts.
    • Precautions; recent history of gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers.
  4. Route and Dosage;
    MI, angina: PO 160-325 mg (Chewable tabs 81 mg, 325 mg tablets)
  5. Adverse reactions and side effects;
    GI bleeding, laryngeal edema, bronchospasm

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