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)
The capsule should be swallowed whole as directed by your doctor. Take this medication by mouth once a day. The capsule should not be cut, crushed, or chewed. This can cause the entire drug to be released at once, which may lead to side effects. It is recommended to take this medication with food or milk if stomach upset occurs while taking it.
Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication, unless your doctor directs otherwise. Take this medication by mouth with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters), unless your doctor directs otherwise.
Drinking alcoholic beverages two hours before or one hour after taking this medication is not recommended.
If you take an NSAID (such as ibuprofen, naproxen), do not take it within 8 hours of taking aspirin. Take NSAIDs at least 2 to 4 hours before or after taking aspirin (see also Drug Interactions).
The most commonly reported side effects of Aspirin EC include:
- Swelling of the Face, Fingers, or Lower Legs
- Bloody or Cloudy Urine
- Dark Urine
- Unusual Bleeding or Bruising
- Muscle Tremors
- Upper Right Abdominal or Stomach
- Greatly Decreased Frequency of Urination or Amount of Urine
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Light-Colored Stools
- Convulsions, Severe or Continuing
- Weakness or Heaviness of the Legs
- General Tiredness and Weakness
- Rapid, Deep Breathing
- Lower Back or Side Pain
- Stomach Cramps
- Change in Consciousness
- Decreased Frequency or Amount of Urine
- Loss of Appetite
- Fast Breathing
- Feeling That Something Terrible Will Happen
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Skin Rash
- Increased Thirst
- Difficult Breathing
- Muscle Cramping and Weakness
- Weight Gain
- Numbness or Tingling in the Hands, Feet, or Lips
- Black, Tarry Stools
- Abdominal or Stomach Pain, Cramping, or Burning
- Yellow Eyes and Skin
- Unusual Tiredness or Weakness
- Vomiting of Blood or Material That Looks Like Coffee Grounds
- Loss of Consciousness
- Chest Pain or Discomfort
Taking a high dose of aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeding. talk to your doctor if you potentially have an allergic reaction to aspirin or high blood pressure.
Few known Drug Interactions of Aspirin EC are listed below.
Serious interactions of Aspirin include:
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella Vaccine, Live
- Varicella Virus Vaccine Live
- Ketorolac Intranasal
It is recommended that you tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the medications you take before taking this product. However, this document does not contain all possible interactions. If you have questions or concerns regarding your health, check with your physician. Make sure your doctor and pharmacist have a list of all your medications.
Starting price of Aspirin EC Aspirin EC 60mg cost in Canada
- 100 tabs - $11.00 USD ($0.11 per tabs)
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A prescription is not required for ordering Aspirin EC in Canada. Over-the-counter medicines can be ordered from licensed pharmacies and no prescription is needed for dispensing.
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