Medications


Aspirin Oral Tablet 81 mg

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • fever
  • heart attack
  • heart disease
  • inflammatory disease
  • pain
  • prevent blood clots
  • prevent stroke
  • stroke
  • prevent heart attack

Instructions

Sit or stand upright for 10 minutes after taking the medicine. Do not lie down.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

If you are using this medicine regularly, it is important to take each dose of medicine on time. Keep taking the medicine even if you feel well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.

If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.

Talk to your doctor before taking other medicines, including aspirins and ibuprofen containing products. Speak to your doctor about which medicines are safe to use while you are on this medicine.

This medicine may interfere with some lab test results. Be sure to tell all your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine.

Cautions

IMPORTANT: Children and teenagers should not use medications containing aspirin for cold and flu symptoms or chickenpox.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.

There is an increased risk of bleeding while on this medicine, please tell your doctor or nurse if you notice any excessive bleeding or bruising.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.

Avoid smoking while on this medicine. Smoking may increase your risk for stomach bleeding.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.

Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • stomach upset or abdominal pain

If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.

  • ringing in the ears

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • severe or persistent abdominal pain
  • increased risk of bleeding
  • bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • fever
  • swelling in the neck or throat
  • shortness of breath
  • dark, tarry stool
  • urinating less often

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English.Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.


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