Aspirin

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Aspirin
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2010-06-13 20:46:20
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  1. Aspirin - Generic name:
    Aspirin
  2. Aspirin - Trade name:
    acetylsalicylic acid
  3. Aspirin - Class:
    Platelet inhibitor (anticoagulant) / anti-inflammatory
  4. Aspirin - Actions/pharmacodynamics:
    Blocks platelet aggregation
  5. Aspirin - Indications:
    • 1) Acute chest pain suggestive of MI
    • 2) Suspected cardiac ischemia
  6. Aspirin - Contraindications:
    Known allergy to drug
  7. Aspirin - Precautions:
    GI bleeding and upset
  8. Aspirin - Side effects:
    • 1) Heartburn
    • 2) Nausea and vomiting
    • 3) Wheezing
  9. Aspirin - Adult dosage:
    150-325 mg PO or 81-325 mg chewed
  10. Aspirin - Route:
    PO
  11. Aspirin - How supplied:
    Tablets or capsules
  12. Aspirin - Pediatric dosage:
    Not recommended

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