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Bayer Aspirin

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Generic Name: Aspirin
Product Name: Bayer Aspirin

Indication

Aspirin is used for:

In children Aspirin may be used in:

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

  • 300-900 mg every 4-6 hours as required

Children

Rheumatic fever and juvenile chronic arthritis

  • The initial dose is 15-20 mg/kg every 6 hours
  • Maintenance dosing is 20 mg/kg every 4-6 hours

Kawasaki’s disease

  • The initial dose is 10 mg/kg every 8 hours until the fever settles
  • Maintenance dosing is 3-5 mg/kg once a day

Schedule

20’s: Unscheduled; 100’s: S2

Common side effects

Uncommon side effects

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 29 May, 2008

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