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  MedlinePlus Drug Information: Aspirin
Nonprescription aspirin is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, menstrual periods, arthritis, colds, toothaches, and muscle aches.
Aspirin is also sometimes used to treat rheumatic fever (a serious condition that may develop after a strep throat infection and may cause swelling of the heart valves) and Kawasaki disease (an illness that may cause heart problems in children).
Aspirin is also sometimes used to lower the risk of blood clots in patients who have artificial heart valves or certain other heart conditions and to prevent certain complications of pregnancy.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a682878.html   (1480 words)

  Aspirin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid (acetosal) is a drug in the family of salicylates, often used as an analgesic (against minor pains and aches), antipyretic (against fever), and anti-inflammatory.
Aspirin produced for this purpose often comes in 75 or 81 mg dispersible tablets and is sometimes called “Junior aspirin” or “Baby aspirin.” High doses of aspirin are also given immediately after an acute heart attack.
Aspirin was the first discovered member of the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), not all of which are salicylates, though they all have similar effects and a similar action mechanism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aspirin   (3544 words)

 Aspirin © Priory Lodge Education Ltd.1996.
Aspirin inhibits the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme in platelets leading to reduced formation of prostaglandin,the precursor of thromboxanes.The role of platelet activating factor must be addressed.Membrane phospholipid breaks down and lysophospholipid is formed.Lysophospholipid is the precursor of platelet activating factor.
Aspirin irreversibly inhibits cyclooxygenase (prostaglandin H synthase) which is the first enzyme of prostaglandin synthesis.Prostaglandin H2 is processed from platelets and vascular endothelium and produces thromboxane A2 (TXA2) and prostacyclin.Thromboxane A2 induces platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction and prostacyclin (PGI2) inhibits platelet aggregation and produces vasodilation.
The prophylactic use of aspirin appears to provide clear benefit for non fatal myocardial infarction,evolving myocardial infarction in the acute phase,unstable angina and stroke especially noncardioembolic.In the latter LV wall motion abnormalities predominate and are commoner in men.Aspirin therefore appears to have a differential effect depending on mechanism.
www.priory.com /med/aspirin.htm   (2806 words)

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 Daily Aspirin Therapy
If you are using aspirin to lower the risk of heart attack and stroke and you haven't talked with a health professional about it, you may be putting your health at risk.
Before deciding if daily aspirin use is right for you, your health professional will consider such factors as your medical and family history, your use of other medicines, your allergies and sensitivities, and what side effects you may experience.
Whether you are using aspirin daily to lower the risk of a heart attack or a clot-related stroke, or for any other purpose not listed on the aspirin's label, the dose does matter.
www.fda.gov /fdac/features/2003/503_aspirin.html   (616 words)

 History of Aspirin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aspirin discovery was actually the result of the work of several aspirin inventors.
Aspirin proved very effective in combating the headaches and muscle pains that frequently resulted from long periods of immobility.
The FDA also approved the use of aspirin for the prevention of recurrent transient-ischemic attacks or "mini-strokes" in men and made aspirin standard therapy for previous strokes in men.
www.bayeraspirin.com /questions/hundred_aspirin.htm   (671 words)

Aspirin inhibits an enzyme called "Cyclooxygenase" which is involved in the production of inflammatory chemicals called "prostaglandins." Arachidonic acid, a fatty acid that is essential in the diet of cats and dogs, makes up cell membranes.
Aspirin is regarded as one of the safest of the NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for pets.
Aspirin should not be used with other medications that may prolong bleeding (other NSAIDS, steroid hormones, Cartilage supplements, or high doses of omega 3 fatty acids).
www.marvistavet.com /html/body_aspirin.html   (385 words)

Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory pain medication (analgesic) that is used to relieve headaches, toothaches, and minor aches and pains, and to reduce fever.
Aspirin should not be used during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless specifically prescribed by a doctor.
Aspirin should not be given to children or teenagers for flu symptoms or chickenpox.
www.healthsquare.com /newrx/ASP1033.HTM   (746 words)

 Aspirin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aspirin is a drug that reduces swelling, pain, and fever.
Aspirin appeared to increase loss of zinc in the urine in this study, and the effect was noted beginning three days after starting aspirin.
In a study of 18 healthy human volunteers, a single dose of 600 mg aspirin taken after ingestion of 20 grams of chili pepper was found to cause less damage to the lining of the stomach and duodenum (part of the small intestine) than aspirin without chili pepper.
www.kroger.com /hn/Drug/Aspirin.htm   (1180 words)

 An Aspirin a Day
While not a problem among candidates for cardiovascular aspirin use, aspirin should not be used for children's flu-like symptoms or chickenpox because of the risk of this rare but serious disease.
Aspirin should be used by "just about everyone" who has survived a heart attack or stroke due to a blocked blood vessel, Hennekens emphasizes, or who within the previous 24 hours has had symptoms of an evolving heart attack.
Aspirin labeling was updated in 1998, and now provides information on specific dosing, side effects, and toxicity of aspirin for these conditions.
www.fda.gov /fdac/features/1999/299_asp.html   (1540 words)

 Diabetes Monitor - aspirin therapy
Aspirin is known to decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Aspirin therapy should not be recommended for patients under the age of 21 years because of the increased risk of Reye’s syndrome associated with aspirin use in this population.
Aspirin Therapy in Diabetes "Meta-analyses of these studies and large-scale collaborative trials in men and women with diabetes support the view that low-dose aspirin therapy should be prescribed as a secondary prevention strategy, if no contraindications exist.
www.diabetesmonitor.com /aspirin.htm   (713 words)

 An aspirin a day keeps the doctor at bay
He then set up a series of animal experiments (another first for aspirin; the testing of drugs on animals had never before been done in an industrial setting) and soon demonstrated the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of acetylsalicylic acid on his experimental animals.
These are found in most tissues of the body, and they have a number of different functions including regulating the contraction of the so-called "smooth" muscle that is found in the blood vessels, the stomach, the intestines and the bladder, and mediating pain and inflammation.
Aspirin, Dr Shapiro believes, interferes with the biochemical mechanism that causes cells lining the bowel to become cancerous.
almaz.com /nobel/medicine/aspirin.html   (1292 words)

 Aspirin - Drugs Store - drugsstore.org
Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid is a drug in the family of salicylates, often used as an analgesic (against minor pains and aches), antipyretic (against fever), and anti-inflammatory.
Aspirin produced for this purpose often comes in 75 or 81 mg dispersible tablets and is sometimes called "Junior aspirin." High doses of aspirin are also given immediately after an acute heart attack.
Aspirin, as with many older drugs, has proven to be useful in many conditions, and, despite its well-known toxicity, it is widely used, since physicians are familiar with its properties.
www.drugsstore.org /aspirin.html   (1620 words)

 Aspirin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aspirin is already taken in low doses by many heart disease patients to prevent clotting.
In one study, researchers measured the effect of 100 milligrams of aspirin taken at different times each day starting in the first 12 to 16 weeks of pregnancy by 341 women at high risk of preeclampsia, a complication marked by high blood pressure.
Aspirin has its peak effects 4 to 6 hours after it is taken, and the activity of potential clot-forming platelets is highest a few hours before waking from a night's sleep.
www.herbs4hypertension.com /aspirin.htm   (446 words)

Aspirin is a medicine that relieves pain and reduces fever.
Aspirin is used to relieve many kinds of minor aches and pains--headaches, toothaches, muscle pain, menstrual cramps, the joint pain from arthritis, and aches associated with colds and flu.
Aspirin should not be taken before surgery, as it can increase the risk of excessive bleeding.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/aspirin.jsp   (1230 words)

 Aspirin - Drugs & Vitamins - Drug Library - DrugDigest
ASPIRIN, ASA (Ascriptin®, Bayer®;, Ecotrin®, Empirin®, ZORprin®, and many others) treats fever, pain, and inflammation (swelling and redness) and reduces the ability of the blood to clot.
Aspirin relieves the mild to moderate discomfort caused by a variety of conditions including arthritis, headaches, infections, menstrual cramps or pain, minor injuries, and other conditions.
Aspirin may hide the signs of an infection such as fever or pain and increase your risk of bleeding.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/DVH/Uses/0,3915,52|Aspirin,00.html   (1012 words)

 Aspirin Information from Drugs.com
Aspirin should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox.
Aspirin is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina).
Aspirin is used to treat mild to moderate pain, and also to reduce fever or inflammation.
www.drugs.com /aspirin.html   (1688 words)

 Medinfo: Aspirin
Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an anti-inflammatory pain killer (NSAID), which is extensively used, worldwide, for pain relief, to reduce inflammation and temperatures, and to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Aspirin is also very good at bringing down temperatures in people who have an elevated temperature (fever).
Aspirin must not be used by anyone with known allergy to aspirin, or who has a bleeding disorder, or who is taking blood thinning drugs (anticoagulants).
www.medinfo.co.uk /drugs/aspirin.html   (449 words)

 Reye Syndrome
The use of salicylates like aspirin during viral disease appears to be statistically linked to the incidence of Reye syndrome, even though there is no conclusive proof.
Aspirin and other salicylate drugs should never be used in the treatment of chickenpox, influenza, and other viral diseases.
In general, aspirin should not be used for children or teenagers except on the advice of a doctor for certain conditions.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/infections/bacterial_viral/reye.html   (822 words)

 Aspirin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aspirin is the common name of the chemical chemists know as salicylic acid.
Aspirin is a weak acid, though, so unless a lot of aspirin is dissolved it will not be nearly as strong an acid as those.
As far as what the "chemistry" of aspirin is, well, I'm not quilified to completely explain all its effects in the body, etc. If you have a specific question about some particular type of effect it has or reaction it might undergo, that will be easier to answer than a general question about chemistry.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /askasci/chem99/chem99518.htm   (435 words)

 acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Ecotrin) - drug class, medical uses, medication side effects, and drug interactions by ...
PRESCRIBED FOR: Aspirin is used for the treatment of inflammation and pain that results from many forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, and osteoarthritis, as well as soft tissue injuries, such as tendinitis and bursitis.
Because aspirin inhibits the action of blood clotting element (platelets), it is used to reduce the risk of recurrent stroke and near-stroke (transient ischemic attack).
Aspirin is avoided in patients taking blood thinning medications (anticoagulants) such as warfarin (Coumadin), because of an increased risk of bleeding.
www.medicinenet.com /acetylsalicylic_acid/article.htm   (699 words)

 Aspirin Foundation Home Page
Aspirin is one of the world's safest and least expensive pain relievers with over 100 years of proven and effective treatment for a variety of ailments.
Aspirin was found to help women's cardiovascular health as much as men's, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (3/21).
The research, which was conducted at Johns Hopkins University, found that aspirin prevented blood clots from forming in women as well as men, apparently contradicting pervious research questioning aspirin's role in women's cardiovascular health.
www.aspirin.org /index.html   (195 words)

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