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Aspirin

Basic Information

Summary

A widely used anti-inflammatory and blood-thinner produced by acetylation of the naturally occurring salicyclic acid. Part of the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory class of drugs, a cyclooxygenase inhibitor. Very common over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer. Also used in smaller doses to lower risk of heart attack.

Common

Common drugs are those which are well known and widely used among the drug community. This doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but it usually comes with a longer relative history of use in humans with which to establish a safety profile.

Dose

Oral
Threshold50mg
Light75mg-81mg
Common325mg-650mg
Heavy1.6g

NOTE: Aspirin is known to be dangerous in dosages of 4g and above

Duration

All ROAs
Onset30-90 minutes
DurationDose-Dependent

Effects

Analgesia, Antipyresis, Anti-inflammation, Antiaggregation

Avoid

Acetazolamide, Ammonium Chloride, Alcohol, Tolbutamide, Chlorpropamide, Warfarin, Methotrexate, Phenytoin, Probenecid, Valproic Acid, Other NSAIDs, Corticosteroids, Spironolactone, Penicillin G, Vitamin C

Aliases

acetylsalicylate

Bioavailability

Oral: 55.8-74%.

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Interactions

No interaction information for Aspirin