- September 24, 2019 at 11:45 am #23859
Aspirin is used to relieve mild to moderate pain due to muscle aches, toothaches, common cold, and headaches. It is also used to reduce fever and to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis. A low dose of aspirin is usually prescribed to prevent blood clots which can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Drug interactions may change how the medications work or may increase the risk for serious side effects.
Acetazolamide, when administered with aspirin, may cause salicylate toxicity by causing metabolic acidosis and enhancing the penetration of the salicylate into tissues.
Drug such as Mifepristone and other blood thinners such as warfarin, heparin when co-administered with aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding.
Using aspirin together with corticosteroids (such as prednisone), may increase the risk of side effects in the gastrointestinal tract such as inflammation, bleeding, ulceration, and rarely perforation.
The combination of aspirin and methotrexate may increase the effects of methotrexate in the body.
Aspirin can alter the serum levels of valproic acid and herbal medications (such as ginkgo Biloba). Patients may need dose adjustments or special tests to take both medications together safely.
People who have recently received certain live vaccines such as varicella vaccine or live flu vaccine need to avoid aspirin as the use of salicylates during natural varicella infection has been associated with the development of a condition called Reye’s syndrome.
Daily use of NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen) may decrease aspirin’s ability to prevent heart attack/stroke.
Apart from drug-drug interactions, aspirin also interferes with certain laboratory tests, including certain urine sugar tests, possibly causing false test results.
Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. The common side effects include Upset stomach or heartburn.
Some of the severe side effects include:
Ringing in the ears
Signs of kidney problems (such as a change in the amount of urine)
Persistent or severe nausea/vomiting
Sudden vision changes
- October 9, 2019 at 12:06 pm #24784
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