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1

What are the categories of Aspirin?

Anti-inflammatory Agents, Salicylates

2

What are the actions of Aspirin?

ASA- inhibit COX-1 & COX 2 and inhibits the synthesis of protagladins, resulting in analgesia, anti-inflammatory activity and platelet aggregation

3

What is the brand name of Aspirin?

Acetylsalicyclic, ASA

4

What are the indication for use of Apirin?

treatment of mild to moderate pain; fever; various inflammatory conditions; reduction of risk of death in MI PT w/ previous infarction, unstable angina pectoris, recurrent transient ischemia attacs, stroke in men who had transient brain ischemia caused by platelt emboli

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What are the side/adverse effect of Aspirin?

bleeding, GI irritation, Reye syndrome in children w/ acute febrile illness, renal/hepatic toxicity.