What is an Aspirin?

Aspirin is used to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain from conditions such as muscle aches, toothaches, common cold, and headaches.
It may also be used to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis. It is known as a salicylate and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

 a common pain reliever.

reduces fever and inflammation.

But it isn’t for everyone, and it’s important to understand its risks as well as its benefits.

An effective pain reliever for many kinds of minor aches and pains, as well as reducing fever.

Reduces inflammation and has blood thinning properties. It can be taken daily to reduce the chance of heart attack or stroke.

Also be prescribed after a heart attack or stroke, to help prevent another event.

Aspirin is generally considered safe if you have an occasional headache or muscle aches caused by a cold or flu. But taking more than what’s recommended on the label can increase your risk of bleeding and other complications.

Serious side effects include allergic reactions, such as hives, asthma, and angioedema .

It has been used for over 100 years and is one of the most well-known medicines in the world.

It is available both on prescription and to buy over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies and supermarkets.

The most common side effects of it are stomach upset and mild bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums).

The main uses of aspirin are:
  • relieve mild to moderate pain, such as headache, toothache and period pain
  • reduce inflammation (swelling), such as in rheumatoid arthritis or joint pain
  • reduce fever (high temperature)
  • relieve mild to moderate migraine attacks
If you’re allergic to aspirin, you should never take it. And if you have asthma, talk to your doctor before taking any medication that contains it.

People with chronic conditions who want to use it often need guidance from their doctors about whether it’s an appropriate choice for them, how much to take and which type of product might be best.

Scientists are studying it for its potential use in preventing some cancers and other diseases.

It is not recommended for everyone, so it’s important to learn about the risks as well as the benefits.

Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or (coronary artery bypass graft also known CABG).

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