Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) belongs to the class of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and contains salicylic acid. It can reduce inflammation, fever, and relieve pain. Studies have shown that aspirin can also thin the blood, reducing the risk of heart disease or stroke caused by blood clots in the brain, so it is also considered a blood thinner.
Aspirin comes in various forms, including:
Aspirin is commonly used to treat the following diseases or conditions:
Most people aged 16 or above can safely take aspirin.
Common side effects or sequelae of taking aspirin include:
Less common side effects or sequelae of taking aspirin include:
Children with Reye’s syndrome should not take aspirin to avoid serious liver and brain damage.The following people should consult a doctor or pharmacist before taking aspirin:
The reason for the development of resistance to long-term use of aspirin is that aspirin fails to reduce the production of thromboxane A2, thereby reducing platelet activation and aggregation. Studies have shown that the causes of resistance include insufficient drug dosage and drug interactions, and methods to reduce resistance include reducing the production and activity of thromboxane and blocking platelet activation pathways.
Taking aspirin pills as an example, the common dosage is 300mg, and the specific steps for taking aspirin are as follows:
|1-2 pills per dose||Every 4-6 hours (not less than 4 hours between doses)||Do not take more than 12 pills within 24 hours|
In addition, taking aspirin requires the following precautions:
There are several key points to storing aspirin, including:
If aspirin and other painkillers are used to treat headaches for a long time, it may cause “medication overuse headache (MOH)”, which means that the headache problem appears after the drug’s efficacy decreases. Generally, stopping the medication can solve the problem.
Aspirin is an oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that contains salicylic acid, which can reduce inflammation, reduce fever, and relieve pain. Paracetamol is one of the painkillers, which can block or regulate the chemical substances responsible for producing pain signals and body temperature in the brain, and is used to reduce fever and relieve pain.
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