What is Aspirin EC (Acetylsalicylic Acid) used for?
A dose of Aspirin is used to treat muscle aches, toothaches, headaches, and cold symptoms, as well as to treat fevers. The salicylic acid in aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Aspirin may also be used to reduce pain and swelling due to arthritis. Children younger than 12 should consult their physician before taking this medication. It works by blocking a certain natural substance in the body. For the prevention of blood clots, your doctor may recommend a low dose of aspirin. This can help prevent heart attack or stroke. It is possible that your doctor will advise you to use aspirin in low doses as a "blood thinner" and if you have recently had surgery to reduce the risk of clogged arteries (such as bypass surgery, carotid endarterectomy, coronary stent surgery).
Frequently Asked Questions About Aspirin EC (Acetylsalicylic Acid)
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