aspirin.txt

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aspirin.txt
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Prehospital Medication Flashcards for Paramedic School - Massachusetts and Rhode Island
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  1. Aspirin

    Trade Name
    • Ecotrin
    • Bayer
    • St. Joseph
  2. Aspirin

    Class
    • Platelet inhibitor
    • Anti-inflammatory agent
  3. Aspirin

    Mechanism of Action
    Prostaglandin inhibition
  4. Aspirin

    Indications
    New onset chest pain suggestive of AMI
  5. Aspirin

    Contraindications
    • Hypersensitivity
    • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  6. Aspirin

    Adverse Reactions
    • Heartburn
    • GI bleeding
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Wheezing in allergic patients
    • Prolonged bleeding
  7. Aspirin

    Drug Interactions
    Use with caution in patients allergic to NSAIDS
  8. Aspirin

    How Supplied
    • Tablets (chewable and standard)
    • 81 mg
    • 160 mg
    • 325 mg
  9. Aspirin

    Dosage and Administration
    Adult
    160 mg or 325 mg PO
  10. Aspirin

    Dosage and Administration
    Pediatric
    Not recommended in pediatric population
  11. Aspirin

    Duration of Action
    • Onset: 30-45 minutes
    • Peak effect: Variable
    • Duration: Variable
  12. Aspirin

    Special Considerations
    • Pregnancy Safety: Category D
    • Not recommended in pediatric population

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