How to take aspirin?

Vera Melnikova
Vera Melnikova
October 15, 2014
How to take aspirin?

Acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin, is widely used in medicine as an antipyretic and analgesic agent. For more information about the properties of this drug can be found in the article From what "acetylsalicylic acid".

How to take aspirin? The answer to this question will seem too simple: take a pill and that's it. However, it must be remembered that there is a special dosage. It must be respected.

  • Adults can use no more than 1 tablet per application, and as much as possible - 4 times a day.
  • Can I take aspirin for children? It is possible, but only necessary to comply with the dosage. It depends on the age of the child: up to 1 year - 1/4 pill, in 2-4 years - 1/2, and then - no more than one tablet per day.

It must be remembered that aspirin has the property of thinning the blood, so use acetylsalicylic acid should be used with caution and only on the advice of a doctor.

Are there any contraindications to the use of aspirin? Unfortunately yes.

  • With care, it must be used in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • One of the side effects of aspirin use is tinnitus, dizziness, and even hearing loss. Therefore, with the appearance of such side effects, it is better to stop using the drug.
  • Aspirin is contraindicated in hemophilia patients (this is a hereditary blood disease) and in pregnant women, as it can cause bleeding.

Contraindications or negative side effects are sufficient. Therefore, despite the fact that aspirin is sold in pharmacies without a prescription from a doctor, it should be taken in consultation with a specialist.