1. Health

Aspirin - Bayer - Dosage - Side Effects - Interactions - ASA Warnings

Aspirin (Bayer, Anacin, Excedrin, Bufferin, Ecotrin, Ascriptin) drug information, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, and warnings. Aspirin, generic drug name acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), is an aceylated salicylate used to treat inflammation and arthritis pain. Aspirin can be hard on the stomach so special buffered and enteric coated forms have been developed.
  1. A - Z: Arthritis Drugs
  2. A - Z: Drug Costs
  3. A - Z: NSAIDs
  4. A - Z: Salicylates
  5. Inflammation
  6. Joint Pain
  7. Over-the-Counter Meds
  8. Pain Relief
  9. Topical Salicylates

Aspirin - What You Should Know
Aspirin is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer. Here are 10 facts you should know about aspirin.

What Are Salicylates?
What are salicylates? Are salicylates prescribed to treat arthritis?

Low-Dose Aspirin and NSAIDs - A Safe Combination?
Many patients are prescribed low -ose aspirin as a cardioprotective treatment but they are already taking an NSAID to treat arthritis. Is it safe to take both low-dose aspirin and an NSAID?

Aspirin Overdose
This is poisoning from an overdose of aspirin.

Pain Relievers - Use Caution With Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers
All over-the-counter pain relievers should be taken with care to avoid serious problems that can occur with misuse. Certain factors can increase the risk of liver toxicity from products containing acetaminophen and the risk of GI bleeding from the use of products containing NSAIDs.

The Facts of NSAIDS
NSAIDS work to combat arthritis by interfering with the inflammatory process.

The History of Aspirin
Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid, is a derivative of salicylic acid that is a mild, nonnarcotic analgesic useful in the relief of headache and muscle and joint aches.

FDA Announces Changes For All NSAIDs
Following scrutiny of the class of arthritis drugs known as NSAIDS and COX-2 inhibitors, the FDA has taken action.

Reye Syndrome: A Serious, Often Fatal, Nervous System Disorder
Since the use of aspirin and aspirin-containing products is associated with increased risk of Reye syndrome, experts recommend these medicines not be given to children or teenagers who have the flu, an illness with a fever, or chicken pox. Most (90%) of those affected by Reye syndrome are under age 15, but it may also affect teenagers and adults.

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.