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Aspirin (such as Anacin, Bayer, or Bufferin) relieves pain
and reduces fever and inflammation.
Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 unless
your doctor tells you to do so because of the risk of
Be sure to follow the
nonprescription medicine precautions.
Dosage: Adults (age 20 and older), 650 mg every 4 hours, as needed.
Maximum adult dose is 4,000 mg in a 24-hour period.
Aspirin is a
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). For information about other
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Side effects of aspirin include:
Stop taking aspirin and call a health professional if side
effects do not go away within 4 hours after the last dose of aspirin was
Reasons not to take aspirin
Do not take aspirin if you:
Do not take aspirin if you are taking:
August 5, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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