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Spren

Generic Name: Aspirin
Product Name: Spren

Indication

Aspirin is used for
Relief of pain of mild to moderate severity
Relief of fever in patients older than 18 years of age
Preventing the formation of blood clots
Pain relief in patients with bone metastases
Migraine
tension headache
Rheumatoid arthritis
Osteoarthritis
Acute rheumatic fever

In children Aspirin may be used in
Rheumatic fever
Juvenile chronic arthritis
Kawasaki’s disease

Action

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that relieves pain and reduces fever by blocking prostaglandin synthesis by inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclo-oxygenase

Dose advice

Adults
300â??900 mg every 4â??6 hours as required

Children
Rheumatic fever and juvenile chronic arthritis
The initial dose is 15â??20 mg/kg every 6 hours
Maintenance dosing is 20 mg/kg every 4â??6 hours

Kawasaki’s disease
The initial dose is 10 mg/kg every 8 hours until the fever settles
Maintenance dosing is 3â??5 mg/kg once a day

Schedule

S2

Common side effects

Nausea
Indigestion
Vomiting
Stomach and intestinal ulceration or bleeding
headache
dizziness
Ringing ears

Uncommon side effects

Infrequent
Skin rashes
Iron deficiency anaemia,
Kidney impairment
Oesophageal ulceration
Allergic reactions

 

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 July, 2003


Created by: myVMC
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