Aspirin: Information, Uses, Dosage, Side Effects

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Aspirin belongs to salicylates, it is used in reducing pain and fever and inflammation. In sometimes it is also used to prevent heart attacks, chest pains (angina), and strokes. But it can only under the supervision of a doctor for the cardio-vascular conditions.

Information about aspirin:

It is not to be used if the patient having blood-related problems such as hemophilia, and also in the who are allergic to the NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), it should not be given to the children and sometimes youngers because it can cause Raye’s syndrome.

Aspirin in pregnancy:

Usage of aspirin in the pregnancy may cause bleeding in the and also during the time of delivery. And also aspirin may pass through the breast milk and can cause serious effects, so it is recommended that it is not used during breastfeeding.

Dosage information:

Adult dose

Spondylitis:

It is about 3gm to be taken per day in a divided doses, salicylates levels in the blood may cause severe inflammatory responses. If the salicylate level increases above the range of 200can cause toxicity

Osteoarthritis:

It is about 3gm to be taken per day in a divided doses, salicylates levels in the blood may cause severe inflammatory responses. If the salicylate level increases above the range of 200can cause toxicity.

Rheumatoid arthritis:

It is about 3gm to be taken per day in a divided doses, salicylates levels in the blood may cause severe inflammatory responses. If the salicylate level increases above the range of 200can cause toxicity

Fever:

It is about 325-650mg to be taken orally for every 4hrs based on the requirement; it is not exceeded above 4gm/day.

Pain:

It is about 325-650mg to be taken orally for every 4hrs based on the requirement; it is not exceeded above 4gm/day.

Myocardial infarction:

It is about 160-162.5mg to be taken orally once a day it is continued 30days.

Ischemic stroke:

It is about 50-325mg to be taken orally once in a day.

Angina pectoris:

It is about 75-325mg to be taken orally once in a day.

Pediatric dose:

Fever:

2-11yrs: it is about 10-15mg/kg to be taken orally or rectally for every 4-6hrs as needed. Not to be exceeded 4gm/day.

12yrs above: 325-650mg to be taken orally or rectally for every 4hrs as needed, not to be exceeded 4g/day.

Pain:

2-11yrs: it is about 10-15mg/kg to be taken orally or rectally for every 4-6hrs as needed. Not to be exceeded 4gm/day.

12yrs above: 325-650mg to be taken orally or rectally for every 4hrs as needed, not to be exceeded 4g/day.

Aspirin Side effects:

Gastro-intestinal tract:

Most of the people who receive a single dose, who are evident of mucosal lesions, Git bleeding, ulcers can be seen in the elderly patients.

The risk of developing heartburn, nausea, and ulcers in some patients, and also abdominal discomfort, vomiting, hemorrhages and peptic ulcers etc

Renal:

  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Heart failure
  • Papillary necrosis
  • Creatinine elevation in serum
  • Proteinuria
  • Hematuria
  • Renal failure

Hypersensitivity:

These side effects may include:

Dermatological:

  • Steven-Johnson’s syndrome
  • Populoerythroderma

Cardiovascular:

  • Chest pain
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypotension
  • Conduction abnormalities
  • Salicylate toxicity

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