Aspirin

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sonic054
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64398
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Aspirin
Updated:
2011-06-15 01:49:59
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  1. Class
    Analgesic; Antipyretic; Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug; Platelet inhibiter; Salicylate
  2. Trade Name
    Alka-seltzer, Bayer
  3. Actions
    1. Inhibits platelet aggregation by blocking the formation of thromboxane

    2. Reduces inflammation by inhibiting the formation of prostaglandins

    3. Relieves mild to moderate pain

    4. Reduction of body temperature
  4. Indications
    1. Chest pain suggestive of an acute MI

    2. Thrombotic CVA
  5. Contraindications
    1. Hypersensitivity

    2. Peptic ulcer disease

    3. Asthma

    4. recent head-injury or bleeding
  6. Side Effects
    1. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    2. Heartburn
  7. Administration
    • Adult dose
    • PO: 162-325 mg (chewable)
  8. Onset/Duration
    5-30 minutes/Days (antiplatelet effects)

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