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Aspirin's trade name Acetylsalicylic Acid (Bayer, St. Joseph)
Class analgesic, antipyretic, platelet inhibitor, anti-inflammatory
Description Inhibits agents that cause the production of inflammation, pain, and fever. It also relieves mild to moderate pain by acting on the peripheral nervous system, lowers body temperature in fever, and powerfully inhibits platelet aggregation.
Onset/Duration 15-30 minutes; 4-6 hours
Indications Chest Pain suggestive of a MI
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to salicylates, Active ulcer disease Asthma
Precautions Allergies to other NSAIDS, Bleeding disorders, Children or teenagers with varicella or influenza-like symptoms
Adverse Reactions Heartburn, GI bleeding, prolonged bleeding, nausea
Dosage/Route 160-325mg PO (chewable)
Created by: james.p