ASA (such as Anacin, Aspirin, or Bufferin) relieves pain and reduces fever and inflammation.
Be sure to follow the non-prescription medicine precautions.
Dosage: Adults (age 20 and older), 650 mg every 4 hours, as needed. Maximum adult dose is 4,000 mg in a 24-hour period.
ASA is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). For information about other NSAIDs, see non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Side effects of ASA include:
Stop taking ASA and call a health professional if side effects do not go away within 4 hours after the last dose of ASA was taken.
Reasons not to take ASA
Do not take ASA if you:
Do not take ASA if you are taking:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||October 5, 2009|
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