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. Janice D. Morgan says:
    2.5 rating

    Aspirin for Pain (acute)

    Approximately 30 minutes after ingestion stomach cramps, nausea. Approximately 1 hour after ingestion diarrhea was added, after subsidence of diarrhea (about 2 hours) extreme fatigue.

  2. Kathy D. McGuire says:
    4.0 rating

    Aspirin for Cold

    Have aspirin compiler taken with water. It worked. I felt better. The next day I looked like a crumble cake. Especially my groin area was affected.

    Side effects: Allergic reaction
  3. Cynthia W. Davis says:
    5.0 rating

    Had until the beginning of this year only good experience with aspirin (in effervescent powder form, without water requirement -> is intended for areas where you do not necessarily have clean water available) and had it as a antipyretic means taken, the effect was also achieved. However, one day later I got swelling on individual fingers and in the foot area. They left again, but returned to other areas every day. I did not know if it was due to the infection, to the diet (abroad), aspirin, … Back in Germany, the symptoms did not go away, so I’m just 2 weeks to the doctor. The presumption is an allergic reaction and focuses on aspirin. For 3 months now I am taking an antihistamine. If I put it down for 3 days, the urticaria comes back. I have an appointment now with a specialized facility for more rigorous testing. I hope nothing bad comes out. In allergic reactions are unfortunately many allergists uncertain.

    Side effects: Allergic reaction
  4. Megan A. Burt says:
    3.0 rating

    Aspirin for Pain (acute)

    about 30 minutes after ingestion swelling of the larynx, difficulty swallowing. After about 1.5 hours, the side effects disappear

    Side effects: Allergic reaction
  5. Michael P. France says:
    4.0 rating

    Aspirin for Thrombosis prophylaxis

    With Aspirin Protect 100, I just felt better and safer because genetically, heart disease has occurred in family. As a journalist I was exposed to a lot of stress. A recent cardiac catheterization showed that my heart has no damage, even in the coronary area. Another positive effect is that I completely lost my usual migraine during weather changes. She was particularly bad before. Eye flashes until blurred vision were the result and I had to go in completely darkened room. No side effects. I dont smoke

    Side effects: No side effects
  6. Misty S. Johnson says:
    3.0 rating

    Aspirin for A headache

    Take aspirin if I have a headache, about twice a month. Never had side effects, unlike other painkillers. For thomapyrin & amp; I had to vomit acetaminophen and the headache did not disappear. So I would recommend Aspirin!

    Side effects: No side effects