Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The drug is used to lower the temperature in case of colds, as well as to relieve pain, including in a number of inflammatory diseases.
Aspirin is used to treat fever in respiratory infections, and for the symptomatic treatment of a variety of pains, including migraines, joint pain, and muscle pain. The drug is indicated for rheumatic diseases and thrombosis. In addition, aspirin is used for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes for myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident.
Aspirin tablets are taken orally with water. Effervescent tablets should be dissolved in 150-200 ml of water before use. You need to drink aspirin after meals. The interval between doses of the drug should be 4-8 hours.
In the treatment of rheumatic diseases, conditions of fever, pain syndrome of inflammatory origin, 0.5-1 g of aspirin should be taken 3 times a day. For migraine attacks, the dosage is 1 g per dose. In this case, the maximum dose of aspirin is 3 g per day.
For cerebrovascular accidents, take 125-300 mg of aspirin per day. For the prevention of myocardial infarction, as well as with unstable angina pectoris, an average of 100 mg of the drug is prescribed 3 times a day. People suffering from impaired kidney and liver function should take the drug in the minimum dose, observing the maximum time interval between taking the medicine.
Aspirin is not recommended for children under 15 years of age due to the possible manifestation of irreversible effects in the liver (Reye's syndrome). In cases where aspirin therapy was prescribed by a doctor, children over 5 years old can be given 250-750 mg of the drug 2-3 times a day. The maximum dose is 1.5 mg per day.
When treating with aspirin, side effects may occur: stomach pain, nausea, anorexia, allergic reactions. When taking high doses, ulcerative lesions and hidden bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, iron deficiency anemia, and dizziness are possible.