About Aspirin

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About Aspirin

Manufacturer: Bayer Vital GmbH – Active ingredient: acetylsalicylic acid

Dosage form: tablet

Aspirin contains the active substance acetylsalicylic acid.

Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is primarily used to treat mild to moderate pain such as headache, toothache or menstrual pain. But even with greater pain in the context of a migraine, the acetylsalicylic acid is effective.

Acetylsalicylic acid has the ability to prevent platelets from clumping and thus prevent blood clots (thrombosis). That’s why the drug is colloquially referred to as a blood thinner.

In addition, acetylsalicylic acid has an antipyretic effect, which can be used in the treatment of influenza (real flu) or in a cold. Rarely, acetylsalicylic acid is also used in rheumatic diseases.

For pain therapy and to reduce fever, doses of 500 to 1000 milligrams of acetylsalicylic acid per day are usually used. A daily maximum dose of 3 grams should not be exceeded.

If acetylsalicylic acid is used to prevent blood clots, ie in its capacity as an antiplatelet agent, it is used in low doses of 100 to 300 milligrams per day. The drug is given especially in heart attack and stroke or its harbingers (short brain function disorders) to prevent recurrence. Even with an unstable angina pectoris acetylsalicylic acid is used to prevent the blockage of small blood vessels in the heart.

Acetylsalicylic acid is commercially available in the form of tablets, effervescent tablets, suppositories or as granules. In the clinic, a water-soluble form of acetylsalicylic acid is given as an infusion solution directly into the blood.

For the following uses of Acetylsalicylic acid , in-depth information is available:

  • Pain (mild to moderate)
  • headaches
  • menstrual pain
  • toothache
  • fever
  • arthritis
  • inflammatory rheumatic diseases
  • Stroke
  • infarction
  • Angina pectoris
  • migraine

Please also read the information on the drug groups non-opioid analgesics, antiplatelet agents, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-inflammatories, migraine, painkillers, to which the active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid belongs.

Areas of application according to the manufacturer’s instructions

  • mild to moderate pain such as headache, toothache and menstrual pain
  • fever


The tablets should always be taken with a glass of water as this will speed up the onset of action. Acetylsalicylic acid should never be taken on an empty stomach as the active ingredient irritates the gastric mucosa.

Adults may take 1 to 2 tablets as a single dose (0.5 to 1 gram) and, if necessary, use up to 6 tablets (3 grams) per day for at least 4 hours each.</p >

Children up to the age of 14 may only take the medicine after consulting a doctor. Children over 5 years take a half tablet as a single dose, as a total daily dose maximum one and a half tablets. Children over 12 years are taking 1 tablet, per day should not be taken more than 3 tablets. The gap between the receipts should be at least 4 hours.

The application for fever and pain should not take longer than 3 to 4 days without medical advice. In case of liver or kidney dysfunction, the dose must be reduced.


Other ingredients

The following non-active ingredients are included in the medicine:

  • cellulose powder
  • cornstarch

Potential Aspirin side effects may include:

Aspirin used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Brian S. Stewart says:
    4.5 rating

    Aspirin for Cold

    A few hours after the onset, I had swelling in my throat, swollen eyes, joint pain, and a sore spot burning on the sole of my foot. The red spot on the sole of the foot has spread to both feet, down to the ankle, within hours. The burning was not possible after a burn, running. The burning on the third day subsided, the joint pain, swollen hands and swollen eyes hold for 3 days. Apparently the aspirin 500 is not without

    Side effects: Joint pain
  2. Christopher T. Rogers says:
    2.0 rating

    This morning I took 1 aspirin from Bayer with 500 mg and acetylsalic acid to my side and I have sweaty hands all day long.

    Side effects: Sweat
  3. Daniel S. Townsend says:
    3.5 rating

    Aspirin for Pain (acute); A headache

    I had acute pain (at night) and did not know how to continue. So I grabbed Aspirin. It should be the first and last time. I am a severe allergic and did not know anything about the deadly effects of aspirin at the time. The acetylsalicylic acid contained in it, which is also present in many other painkillers, was almost fatal to me. Sweating, shortness of breath, fever, circulatory collapse and that for a few hours.

  4. Eunice D. Hayes says:
    4.0 rating

    Aspirin for A headache

    I rarely take aspirin, mostly for headache or general pain. The headaches usually occur in connection with weather changes. I have migraine-like seizures in absolutely high-pressure weather, so when it’s beautifully bright and clear outside. Then I crawl into the cool. My blood pressure is usually very low and with every movement then the headache in the back of my head. The tablets (without vitamin C and the normal ones to be taken with water) help me if I have pain in my legs, such as pain. B. have stitches or pressure in the veins. Since I have a lot of varicose veins and thus often swollen legs, and can not stand without (light) support stockings, I have come to the conclusion that this drug helps best when I am in pain. It may be due to the blood-thinning or anti-inflammatory effect, however. There may be side effects, such as tremors and restlessness, or heart-piercing, which may increase with a short repetitive or double dose. These can only be corrected by taking vitamin B12 or multivitamin tablets. Whereby the whole thing intensifies again due to the thickening of the blood by the vitamins. But most of the time, the side effects disappeared. Since I rarely have the pain, I think it may not be so bad to take the tablets now and then. Other drugs such as vein and blood pressure-increasing tablets have no positive effect on me. Rather a negative, because a doctor told me that these harm the liver in the long term. Of course, aspirin can do that, but as I said, I do not take that often. Maybe someone has made other experiences here?

    Side effects: Tremble
  5. Pamela R. Armor says:
    4.5 rating

    Aspirin for A headache

    Mirena was warmly recommended by my gynecologist. As of April 2010, I got her employed. The first day I have constant pains in the abdomen, sometimes more vain. Constant spotting until one week ago stopped. Libido loss, the first few weeks of vaginal rash, forgetfulness, lack of concentration, depression, mood swings, sometimes anxiety. In between, I had circulatory problems like never before, I almost fainted (while I have 2 small children) the complaints have lasted about 7 days. Of course, had to take medication betavert against dizziness. As soon as this problem was solved, the next one was there! I had such pain in my stomach that I could barely move. It was said by the doctor, everything was normal it was the acclimatization time! Today 12.05.2010 I have finished the whole and let the Mirena rausmachen. Everything was great!!!

    Side effects: Anxiety states; Stomach pain
  6. Debra F. Marshall says:
    3.0 rating

    Aspirin for Pain (acute)

    An inflammation of the jaw nearly drove me crazy when I decided to take one tablet of aspirin. It was evening, when I was sitting on the balcony, I was suddenly very warm, a little dizzy and suddenly got a little panic and suddenly violent stomach pain which lasted about 3 hours. I felt that my stomach was bursting. I have had this pain after dental treatment and after taking aspirin (two tablets) before, but it was due to stress because I was unable to eat all day. Again, I spent the whole night in bed with exactly the same pain. I’ve been thinking all the time, my stomach is bursting, it feels like you can not belch up. So, after 30 years, I became allergic to aspirin. I think it’s funny. Even today, my stomach is still a bit sensitive, the reaction was yesterday, but it is getting better.

  7. Marc J. Lee says:
    4.0 rating

    Aspirin for Fever; Thrombosis prophylaxis; Pain (acute)

    1. Shortness of breath, bronchial constriction, not recognized by a doctor, only after switching to heparin, due to surgery, then aspirin again! 2. Teeth loosen up over the years, hair loss, but the only drug that protects me (blood thinning) 3. bronchitis, dizziness, central nervous system, tremors, upper abdominal pain. 4. Cough, circulatory problems, icy hands, no improvement, after 5 days I had to sell it.

  8. Robert E. White says:
    1.0 rating

    Aspirin for A headache


    Side effects: Fatigue
  9. Octavia W. Tartaglia says:
    2.0 rating

    at both times the quincke edema was obvious with me at the beginning I felt sickly flu symptoms then aspirin with summer flu and berodual in october

    Side effects: Angioedema
  10. Anastacia J. Nelson says:
    3.5 rating

    Aspirin for A headache

    Quincke edema, mainly swelling of the neck but at least without further headache.

    Side effects: Angioedema; Allergic reaction
  11. Hilda A. Higdon says:
    2.0 rating

    Aspirin for Cholesterol value increase; Heart attack

    Since I have to find out now that sleep disorders, constant fatigue not to be seen, occurring at different intervals inflammations in the hands and feet, a no longer functioning love life, a skin like a 13-year-old – although I had no problems at that age and me today It must be a late night !!! – not only my problems are. There are fellow sufferers!

    Side effects: Fatigue; Sleep disorders
  12. Francis M. Lackey says:
    3.5 rating

    Aspirin for A headache

    Aspirin hardly works for headaches, side effects are sudden swelling of the face, tongue, hands and feet!

    Side effects: Swelling
  13. Walter B. Powell says:
    4.5 rating

    Aspirin for A headache

    Swelling of the left hand and the eye, this allergy is called Quincke edema, the trigger for me was an aspirin, which I normally can not take. Will not I continue to have headaches in the future?

  14. Patricia C. Sanchez says:
    5.0 rating

    Aspirin for Stroke

    My former, but only temporary, tinnitus became chronic after taking it. One month after starting taking my feet are swollen in the evening and 2 toenails were black. Every few months this foot swelling has been repeated since taking this particular sweat, especially in the evening / night and on the left side. In August of this year, I had a very bad nighttime attack. The toes were reddened, itching and aching at the same time. The uric acid levels were elevated. On the other hand, I refused a drug because, in my experience, new medicines only trigger new illnesses. The day before yesterday I read on the ASS 100 leaflet that ASS 100 can trigger low-dose gout. The symptoms and the look fit. Also my pain. I do not want to know what makes this drug higher doses. Another side effect is stomach pain that has gotten worse since taking this medicine. Until now I was always afraid of a new stroke. But I will not take ASS 100 anymore. The drugs only make me sick more and more. It has only gotten worse since I took it. This is no life anymore.

    Side effects: Swelling; Stomach pain
  15. Jason M. Nixon says:
    3.0 rating

    I have ET, but I take no typical medication against it – except Aspi 50 mg daily. Strangely enough, I still have the symptoms of those who take reducing drugs for thrombosis. For example: freezing, influenza-like infections, night sweats, rheumatic pains, dizziness, headaches etc.

    Side effects: Sweat; Headache; Dizziness
  16. Raymond C. Pando says:
    3.0 rating

    Aspirin for Migraine

    after 2 months of medication breakthrough – perm. a headache

    Side effects: Headache
  17. Mary R. Gallup says:
    3.0 rating

    I got severe stomach irritation syndrome after a few weeks of use. I changed normal ASS to Protect because I wanted to spare my stomach. Instead, I have achieved this against part. Later, I learned that it is incompatible with many. I would have said: I do not recommend it to anyone. I had two weeks of diarrhea and vomiting with nausea, extreme heartburn, could not keep anything (no other medication). My stomach vibrated and trembled. Eventually it ended in severe depression and anxiety. After settling, it took me about three weeks to recover. With Valerian and Maloxan I had created some help.