Aspirin

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Aspirin
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2013-08-10 14:10:57
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  1. Aspirin
         (a) Name
         (b) Classification
    • (a) Aspirin
    •      Acetylsalicylic Acid
    •      ASA
    •      Bayer
    • (b) Anticoagulant
    •      Analgesic
  2. Aspirin
         Action
    Inhibits the aggregation of platelets     Prolongs bleeding time
  3. Aspirin
         (a) Indications
         (b) Contraindications
    • (a) Suspected myocardial infarction
    •      Suspected myocardial ischemia
    •      Signs and Symptoms of recent stroke
    • (b) Active gastrointestinal bleeding or ulcers
    •      Hypersensitivity/Allergy
    •      Acute Asthma
  4. Aspirin
         Adverse Effects
    • Gastrointestinal
    •      -Bleeding
    •      -Heartburn
    •      -Epigastric pain
    •      -Nausea/Vomit
    • Cardiovascular
    •      -Prolonged bleeding time
    •      -Alters platelet aggregation
    • Respiratory
    •      -Wheezing
  5. Aspirin
         Administration
    160-325 mg PO chewed and swallowed
  6. Aspirin
         Pediatric
    Not recommended
  7. Aspirin
         (a) Onset
         (b) Duration
    • (a) 5-30 mins
    • (b) 1-4 hrs (24 hr anticoagulant effect)
  8. Aspirin
         Precautions
       
    • Use with caution in patients who have
    •        preexisting:
    •      -ulcer or liver disease
    •      -bleeding disorders
    •      -patients taking anticoagulant
    •       medications such as Coumadin
  9. Aspirin
         Note
    Aspirin should be chewed and swallowed      for faster systemic absorption and to       decrease potential gastric distress

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