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    Aspirin(ASA)

    Information about Aspirin(ASA)

    Aspirin(asa) uses

    Aspirin(ASA) is used in fever, headache, arthralgia, myalgia, dental pain, post operative pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatic fever.
    It also prevents recurrence of heart attack and stroke.

    How aspirin(asa) works

    Aspirin(asa) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of certain chemical messengers that cause fever, pain, swelling, and blood clots.

    Common side effects of aspirin(asa)

    Gastrointestinal irritation, Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Bleeding disorder, Reduced blood platelets, Gastric erosion, Gastric ulcer

    Available Medicine for Aspirin(ASA)

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      USV Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹4 to ₹7
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹3
      Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹4
      Reckitt Benckiser
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹3 to ₹4
      Zydus Cadila
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹159
      Astra Zeneca
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹3
      Zydus Cadila
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹3 to ₹21
      Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹2
      Reckitt Benckiser
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹2
      Alkem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Aspirin(ASA)

    • It should be taken with food or milk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
    • Aspirin(ASA) should not be used if you ever had an ulcer in your stomach or small intestine.
    • Aspirin(ASA) may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. Inform your doctor if you notice black stools or cough up blood (however small the amount).
    • Aspirin(ASA) should not be used in children aged under 16 years.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Aspirin(ASA)

    Aspirin(ASA)

    Q. Is aspirin an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug)?
    Yes, Aspirin is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). In low doses, it protects the heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. In higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation and is useful in arthritis, minor body aches, and pains and headache.
    Q. Is aspirin a beta blocker?
    No, aspirin is not a beta blocker. It is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). In low doses, it protects the heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. In higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation.
    Q. Is aspirin good for a hangover headache?
    No, aspirin should not be used for alcohol hangover/ hangover headache. Alcohol use cause damage to the stomach lining and use of aspirin along with can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
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    Q. Is aspirin a blood thinner?
    Yes, aspirin acts as a blood thinner. In low doses, it has antiplatelet action and it prevents the platelets from sticking together. This helps to decrease the risk of blood clot formation in blood vessels and provides protection from heart attack and stroke.
    Q. Is aspirin beneficial in certain diseases of heart?
    Yes, at low dose, aspirin is beneficial for patients who are at an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also advised after stent placement or coronary artery bypass. In low doses, it does not allow the platelets to stick together and decreases the risk of blood clot formation.
    Q. Is aspirin good for hair growth?
    No, aspirin is not known to play any role in hair growth. It is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). In low doses, it protects the heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. In higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation
    Q. Is aspirin safe?
    Aspirin is safe to use in the doses as advised by the doctor, however, there are some common side effects associated with its use like nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, gastritis, bleeding disorder, decreased blood platelets, gastric erosion, and gastric ulcer.
    Q. Can I take Aspirin(ASA) with Tamsulosin?
    Aspirin(ASA) and Tamsulosin can be taken together. There are no known drug-drug interactions when they are used together.
    Q. Can I take Aspirin(ASA) with famotidine?
    Aspirin(ASA) can be taken with aspirin. Aspirin is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can increase the gastric acid secretion and worsen stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and drugs like Famotidine are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.
    Q. Can I take fexofenadine with Aspirin(ASA)?
    Yes, you can take fexofenadine with Aspirin(ASA). Fexofenadine is an anti-histaminic drug used for the treatment of allergic diseases and Aspirin(ASA) is a NSAID (non-steroidal inflammatory drug) and has antiplatelet action and helps to relieve pain, fever, and swelling. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
    Q. How different is Aspirin(ASA) from naproxen?
    Both naproxen and Aspirin(ASA) belong to the same class of drugs known as NSAIDs ((non-steroidal inflammatory drugs). However, naproxen is better tolerated and more effective in relieving headache compared to Aspirin(ASA).<br>
    Q. Are aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) the same?
    Yes, aspirin and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) are the names for the same medicine. Aspirin is called acetylsalicylic acid, as it is an acetyl derivative of the salicylic acid and is commonly abbreviated as ASA.
    Q. Does Aspirin(ASA) cause H. pylori infection?<br><br>
    Aspirin(ASA) is not known to cause Helicobacter Pylori infection. However, its use in patients already having H. pylori infection can cause an increased risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding due to these ulcers.<br>
    Q. Can I take ibuprofen after Aspirin(ASA)?
    It is advisable to not take ibuprofen with aspirin. Your doctor can suggest an alternative. Ibuprofen can decrease the antiplatelet effect of Aspirin(ASA). When taken together, they can cause increased anticoagulation and potassium levels. Also, aspirin can increase the level of ibuprofen. If needed, take ibuprofen 8 hours before aspirin or 2 to 4 hours after.<br>
    Q. Can I take Aspirin(ASA) and clopidogrel together?
    Yes, you can take Aspirin(ASA) and clopidogrel together. Fixed-dose combinations of clopidogrel and Aspirin(ASA) are available and effectively lowers the risk of heart attack and is used in patients after a coronary artery stent but it can increase the risk of bleeding.
    Q. How and where is Aspirin(ASA) metabolized?
    After oral intake, Aspirin(ASA) rapidly gets converted to salicylic acid, its major active circulating form. Both are primarily metabolized (broken down) in the liver to salicyluric acid and products like phenolic and acyl glucuronides and others. All metabolites are excreted through the kidneys.
    Q. Why is Aspirin(ASA) contraindicated in asthma?
    Yes, use of Aspirin(ASA) is contraindicated in patients with asthma, rhinitis and nasal polyps. Aspirin(ASA) can cause allergic reactions like urticaria (raised, itchy, skin rashes), angioedema (swelling of skin and tissue under the skin), or bronchospasm (narrowing of the airway).<br><br>
    Q. Is there any interaction between Aspirin(ASA) and vitamin D?
    No, drug-drug interactions or additional harmful effects have been reported when Aspirin(ASA) and vitamin D are used together.<br><br>
    Q. Is asacol aspirin?
    No, asacol is not aspirin. Asacol is 5-aminosalicylic acid and is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis while Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid (ASA).

    Content on this page was last updated on 20 July, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)