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Description

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. It is also used to prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attack. Aspirin works by blocking the production of certain natural substances that cause pain, inflammation, and fever.

Common side effects of aspirin include stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and bleeding. Aspirin can also cause allergic reactions, such as hives, rash, and difficulty breathing.

Brand names associated with aspirin include:
  ▸  Bayer
  ▸  Bufferin
  ▸  Ecotrin
  ▸  Excedrin
  ▸  St. Joseph
  ▸  Ascriptin
  ▸  Anacin
  ▸  Zorprin
  ▸  Empirin
  ▸  Alka-Seltzer

Overdose effects of aspirin include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, drowsiness, confusion, ringing in the ears, and seizures. In severe cases, an overdose of aspirin can lead to coma, organ failure, and even death.

Synonyms
  • acetylsalicylic acid
  • acidum acetylsalicylicum
  • ASA
  • aspirin
  • O-acetylsalicylic acid
  • polopiryna
  • salicylic acid acetate
Classifications
  • analgesic
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antipyretic
  • cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor
  • nonsteroidal
  • platelet aggregation inhibitor
  • salicylic acid

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