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Everything you need to know about acetylsalicylic acid

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Everything you need to know about acetylsalicylic acid

Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), also known as aspirin , is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce pain, fever, and/or inflammation, and as an antithrombotic. There is a lot of knowledge and information that you need to know about acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. These contents are of great help to your daily life and physical health. I hope you can read them carefully and carefully.

How and when to take low-dose aspirin

Always follow your doctor's instructions or the directions on the medicine's packaging while taking it. Once daily, take a low dose of aspirin. Take it with food, not on an empty stomach. It is best taken with or immediately after meals. It will be less likely to make you feel queasy because of this.


The appropriate dose for you will be discussed with your doctor. It's critical to follow your doctor's instructions when using low-dose aspirin. A 300-mg pill of standard dosage for pain management is equivalent to 75mg once daily for heart attack and stroke prevention. Pregnant women often take either 75 mg or 150 mg once a day. The daily dose may be higher, up to 300mg once a day, especially if you have just had a stroke, heart attack or heart bypass surgery.

Different types of low-dose aspirin tablets

Low-dose aspirin is available in a variety of tablet forms, including conventional tablets that you swallow whole with water, soluble tablets that you dissolve in a glass of water, and gastro-resistant tablets that you take whole with water. These pills may be easier on your stomach because of the unique coating they contain. Avoid chewing or crushing them since doing so will prevent the coating from functioning. If you do, take your other indigestion medications at least two hours before or after taking your aspirin. The coating on these pills is affected by the antacid in the indigestion medication.

How long to take it for

If you're taking low-dose aspirin for angina or to prevent a heart attack or stroke, you'll usually need to take it for the rest of your life.

If you forget to take it

If you forget to take a dose of aspirin, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dosage and take your next dose at the scheduled time if you don't recall it until the next day. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed one. Set an alarm to remind you if you frequently forget to take your medication. You might also seek assistance from your pharmacist on other strategies for maintaining medication memory.

If you take too much

An extra pill intake of one or two is unlikely to be hazardous. Each person has a different threshold for how much aspirin may become an overdose. Do not drive yourself to A&E if you need to. Get a ride from someone else or request an ambulance. Take the aspirin package or pamphlet with you, along with any leftover medication.

Who may not be able to take low-dose aspirin

Some people should not use low-dose aspirin. Although it's commonly referred to as "baby aspirin" due to the small amount, kids shouldn't use it. However, on occasion, pediatric patients may be given low-dose aspirin during cardiac surgery or for the uncommon disorder Kawasaki disease.Aspirin consumption and Reye's syndrome in children may be related. Reye's syndrome is a highly uncommon disease that can seriously harm the brain and liver.You should let your doctor or pharmacist know if you have ever had an allergy to aspirin or other comparable painkillers like ibuprofen, a stomach ulcer, or high blood pressure (hypertension) in order to ensure that using aspirin as a painkiller (including oral gel) is safe for you.

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