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Herron Aspirin

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Generic Name: Aspirin
Product Name: Herron 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 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

Unscheduled

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.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 1 January, 1970

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