Acetyl Salicylic Acid Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Aspirin(ASA) (50 mg)
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Acetyl Salicylic Acid Information

Acetyl Salicylic Acid, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. Fever, Heart Attack, Angina are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Acetyl Salicylic Acid have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Acetyl Salicylic Acid is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Acetyl Salicylic Acid as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Acetyl Salicylic Acid are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Acetyl Salicylic Acid has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Acetyl Salicylic Acid's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Acetyl Salicylic Acid related warnings section.

Acetyl Salicylic Acid is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Asthma, Gout, Reye's syndrome are examples of such conditions. The section on Acetyl Salicylic Acid contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Acetyl Salicylic Acid may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Acetyl Salicylic Acid, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Acetyl Salicylic Acid Benefits & Uses

Acetyl Salicylic Acid is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Acetyl Salicylic Acid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 g
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fever
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fever
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 6 hourly
  • Course Duration: 10 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Kawasaki Disease
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 20 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: 2 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Acetyl Salicylic Acid Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Acetyl Salicylic Acid safe for pregnant women?


    Acetyl Salicylic Acid can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Acetyl Salicylic Acid safe during breastfeeding?


    Acetyl Salicylic Acid should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Acetyl Salicylic Acid on the Kidneys?


    Acetyl Salicylic Acid may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Acetyl Salicylic Acid on the Liver?


    Acetyl Salicylic Acid is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Acetyl Salicylic Acid on the Heart?


    Acetyl Salicylic Acid may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate


Severe Interaction of Acetyl Salicylic Acid with Other Drugs

Acetyl Salicylic Acid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Acetyl Salicylic Acid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acetyl Salicylic Acid unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Acetyl Salicylic Acid

  • Is this Acetyl Salicylic Acid habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Acetyl Salicylic Acid has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid since it does not cause drowsiness.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Acetyl Salicylic Acid should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Acetyl Salicylic Acid cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Acetyl Salicylic Acid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Acetyl Salicylic Acid


    There is no information on the effects of taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid with food, because this topic has not been scientifically researched yet.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Acetyl Salicylic Acid


    Information about the interaction of Acetyl Salicylic Acid and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Acetyl Salicylic Acid

Question about 5 years ago

Does Acetyl Salicylic Acid cause sleepiness?

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Ranjan MBBS , Pulmonology

No, Acetyl Salicylic Acid does not cause sleepiness because prescribed Acetyl Salicylic Acid has no effect on the central nervous system but an overdose of Acetyl Salicylic Acid may lead to seizures, cerebral edema, coma, confusion, and dizziness. 

Question about 5 years ago

Can Acetyl Salicylic Acid lower blood pressure?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease

Yes Acetyl Salicylic Acid can lower blood pressure because it has an anticoagulant (blood thinning) property which inhibits the aggregation of platelets in vessels, however, please consult your doctor for a better medication option.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Acetyl Salicylic Acid cause weight gain?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, Acetyl Salicylic Acid does not cause weight gain. There are no known cases. However, you are in doubt you can discuss with your doctor to find out exact reason for weight gain.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Acetyl Salicylic Acid without consulting a doctor?

Acetyl Salicylic Acid is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to take this medicine without proper recommendation.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Acetyl Salicylic Acid be used for toothache?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Ideally Acetyl Salicylic Acid is not prescribed by a doctor for a toothache. However, in the absence of painkillers such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen etc, aspirin can be taken to get instant relief from tooth pain. Generally, for treating toothache arising due to dental cavities and dental procedures ibuprofen along with antibiotics are recommended by dentists to reduce swelling and pain. 



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Durlaza (aspirin)

KD Tripathi. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 195-199

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 191-194



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