(AS pir in)
Created: 2006-10-13 10:45:52.0
Modified: 2010-03-22 14:25:14.0
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Canadian Brand Names
Asaphen; Asaphen E.C.; Entrophen®; Novasen; Praxis ASA EC 81 Mg Daily Dose
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
How does it work?
• Aspirin blocks production and release of chemicals that cause pain and inflammation.
• It reduces fever by adjusting the body's thermostat in the brain.
• It prevents platelets from becoming sticky and clumping together.
How is it best taken?
• To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
• Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
• Swallow enteric-coated and long-acting products whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
• Chewable tablet: Chew or crush well. Mix crushed tablet with food. Do not swallow whole.
• Use suppository rectally.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect from light.
• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• Store in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
• Do not use suppositories if they have a vinegar smell.
Mexican Brand Names
Adiro; Antacsal-E; Aspirina efervescente; Aspirina Junior; Ecotrin
Antiplatelet Agent; Salicylate
Reasons not to take this medicine
• Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 16 years of age for flu or chickenpox symptoms.
• If you have an allergy to aspirin or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Asthma, bleeding problems, nasal polyps, or rhinitis.
• If you are more than 24 weeks pregnant.
U.S. Brand Names
Ascriptin® Maximum Strength [OTC]; Ascriptin® [OTC]; Aspercin [OTC]; Aspergum® [OTC]; Aspirtab [OTC]; Bayer® Aspirin Extra Strength [OTC]; Bayer® Aspirin Regimen Adult Low Dose [OTC]; Bayer® Aspirin Regimen Children's [OTC]; Bayer® Aspirin Regimen Regular Strength [OTC]; Bayer® Genuine Aspirin [OTC]; Bayer® Plus Extra Strength [OTC]; Bayer® with Heart Advantage [OTC] [DSC]; Bayer® Women's Aspirin Plus Calcium [OTC] [DSC]; Bayer® Women's Low Dose Aspirin [OTC]; Buffasal [OTC]; Bufferin® Extra Strength [OTC]; Bufferin® [OTC]; Buffinol [OTC]; Easprin®; Ecotrin® Low Strength [OTC]; Ecotrin® Maximum Strength [OTC]; Ecotrin® [OTC]; Genacote™ [OTC] [DSC]; Halfprin® [OTC]; St. Joseph® Adult Aspirin [OTC]; ZORprin®
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis.
• Do not change dose or stop medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• Children and teenagers should not use aspirin for flu symptoms or chickenpox.
• Stent patients: Talk with heart doctor before stopping this medicine, even if told to do so by another healthcare provider.
• This medicine does not mix well with some medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Check blood work regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.
• Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.