Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.

Aspirin is used to treat pain, and reduce fever or inflammation. Aspirin is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina). Aspirin should be used for cardiovascular conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.

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  • Arthritis Pain, Ascriptin, Aspir 81, Aspir-Low, Bayer Childrens Aspirin, Bufferin Low Dose, Durlaza, Ecotrin, Ecpirin, Fasprin, Halfprin, Miniprin
  • ringing in your ears, confusion, hallucinations, rapid breathing, seizure (convulsions);
    severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
    bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
    fever lasting longer than 3 days; or
    swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days.
    Common side effects may include:

    upset stomach, heartburn;
    drowsiness; or
    mild headache.
  • Usual Adult Dose for Fever 325 to 650 mg orally or rectally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 4 g/day.