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Aspirin (such as Bayer or Bufferin) relieves pain and reduces fever and inflammation.
Warning:Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20unless your doctor tells you to do so because of the risk ofReye syndrome.
Be sure to follow thenonprescription medicine precautions.
Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). For information about other NSAIDs, seenonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Side effects of aspirin include:
Stop taking aspirin and call a health professional if side effects do not go away within 4 hours after the last dose of aspirin was taken.
Do not take aspirin if you:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Current as ofNovember 20, 2017
Current as of:
November 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & David Messenger, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCP - Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
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