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1

Classification

Nonsteroidal salicylate, anti coagulant

2

Action

Inhibits prostaglandin synthesis interfere with production of thrombozane A, stimulates platelet aggregation

3

Dose

325 mg

4

Side effect

GI distress (abd cramping distinction, nausea) allergic reaction (bronchospasm, pruritis, uticaria)

5

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to salicylates
NSAIDS
Asthma
Bleeding disorders
Prehnancy

6

Absorption

GI Tract
Metabolized liver
Excreted urine

7

Nursing intervention

High dose can cause bleeding
Do not use if vinegar odor
Assess skin ecchymosis
Avoid alcohol