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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • Take this medicine with meals or large volume of water or milk, preferably.

  • In case of any serious side effects, immediately contact your doctor.

  • Do not use aspirin if it has a strong vinegar-like odor.

  • Please drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

  • Do not use aspirin if you have tartrazine allergy.

  • Please avoid alcohol and high amounts of Vitamin C.

Primary Uses

Pain, Fever and Inflammation

Indications

This medicine is used to treat mild to moderate pain, and prevent secondary thrombotic cerebrovascular (formation of a clot or other blockage in one of the blood vessels of the brain) or cardiovascular disease (damage to blood vessels supplying the heart) following surgery.

It is also used in the treatment of COVID-19.

Side Effects

The patients administered with this medicine may experience bronchospasm (airway construction), gastrointestinal disturbances, allergic reactions, hemorrhages (loss of blood from damaged vessels), tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo (spinning of the head), and increased bleeding.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Please use this medicine for pregnant females only when no safer alternative is available.  

Lactation

The effects of this medicine are undetermined in lactatin females; therefore, please consult your doctor before use.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

The patients with aspirin or anti-inflammatory agent-induced allergies, history of bronchospasm (constriction of airways), asthma, uncontrolled hypertension (high blood pressure), mild to moderate renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment, dehydration, and elderly should use this medicine cautiously. Please do not use this medicine for treating gout (joint disorder) and avoid prolonged use.

Contraindications

The patients with active or history of peptic ulcers (intestinal inflammation), hemophilia (bleeding disorder) and other bleeding disorders, severe renal (kidney) or hepatic (liver) impairment, and children under 16 years (unless prescribed by your doctor) should avoid use of this medicine.

FAQS

Is aspirin safe in pregnancy and lactation?

It is best to avoid aspirin in pregnancy until the medical condition specifies so (for example to prevent early labor and preventing preeclampsia, low doses of aspirin are frequently delivered). High doses of aspirin should be strictly contraindicated in first and third trimesters, as it can result in pregnancy loss and congenital defects.

How does aspirin work?

Aspirin is a Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). It has antiplatelet properties, thereby stops the platelets from sticking together and preventing the formation of a clot.

Can I take aspirin if I suffer from hypertension?

Low dose aspirin therapy may be given in hypertensive patients only if the blood pressure is strictly controlled.

Is aspirin safe for asthmatic patients?

Asthmatic patients can develop a reaction to aspirin if they are sensitive to it. It can cause an excess production of leukotrienes, which can result in bronchospasm. It is therefore best to avoid.

Can aspirin be used topically for acne or other skin diseases?

Because it contains acetyl salicylic acid, aspirin may be beneficial in treating topical skin infections, however not much research has been done to prove this.

Does aspirin work for a hangover headache?

Using an aspirin for a hangover headache should not be the primary choice. Since alcohol damages stomach lining, aspirin use can further aggravate the chances of stomach bleeding.

Should I take an aspirin if I frequently suffer from stomach ache and heartburn?

If you frequently suffer from a burning stomach ache and heartburn, there is a chance that you have developed a stomach ulcer, in which case aspirin should strictly be contraindicated.

Can I take aspirin after a dental extraction?

Consult your dentist before continuing aspirin after an extraction.

I recently had a myocardial episode. Why do I need a clopidogrel therapy?

A myocardial episode is a result of developing clots in your arteries. Clopidogrel works by an antiplatelet mechanism, which means that it stops the platelets from sticking together, thereby decreasing the possibility of forming a clot. Therefore, after one myocardial episode, you should be using clopidogrel to decrease the chances of another one.

Does this medication increase a risk of having a miscarriage?

Yes it does. Clopidogrel not only increases the risk of miscarriages but also may result in various birth defects and detrimental fetal outcomes. Therefore, it is not indicated in pregnancy.

If I breastfeed my child can I still use this medication ?

The correlation between clopidogrel and breastfeeding is still debatable, however it is best to avoid it. Use only if the benefits outweigh the risk.

I have to get my tooth extracted but I am taking this medication. What should I do?

Since clopidogrel greatly increases bleeding tendencies, you must inform your dentist prior to treatment.

What precautions should I take before starting this medication therapy if I suffer from a kidney disease?

Clopidogrel dosage needs to be strictly monitored by the physician if you suffer from kidney diseases. Consult your physician before starting the medication.

How do I know if I am allergic to this medication?

Upon taking the drug if you develop a rash on different areas of your skin, you must consult your physician immediately. Clopidogrel allergy might also manifest itself as pinpoint purple or red spots, which might be itchy at times. Advanced allergic response can present as chest tightness and nosebleeds. Consult your doctor immediately if any of these signs are visible.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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