acetylsalicylic acid

Adult
Uses
  • pain relief
  • fever treatment
  • prevention of cardiovascular disease
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • hypersensitivity to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • use in patients with asthma, rhinitis, and nasal polyps
  • use in children or teenagers for viral infections, with or without fever
Drug interactions
  • apixaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, NSAIDs (COX-2 inhibitors or non-selective), vitamin K antagonist (warfarin), alcohol, ginkgo biloba, Varicella virus-containing vaccines
Cautions
  • discontinue use if tinnitus or impaired hearing occurs
  • use with caution in patients with platelet and bleeding disorders
  • avoid use in patients with active peptic ulcer disease
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • upper gastrointestinal bleeding
  • tinnitus
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
81mg daily
Source of Suggestion
Suggestion from clinicians (Added on August, 2015)