Aspirin

Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid is used primarily as an anti-inflammatory medication, and to relieve minor pains, aches and fever. However, the main undesirable side effect of too much intake of aspirin includes tinnitus, stomach bleeding and gastrointestinal ulcers.

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Why is aspirin called a blood thinner?

Aspirin is more technically an antiplatelet drug. It helps to prevent clotting which if occurs in the arteries of the heart will cause a heart attack.

An antiplatelet drug (antiaggregant) is a member of a class of pharmaceuticals that decrease platelet aggregation and inhibit thrombus formation. They are effective in the arterial circulation, where anticoagulants have little effect.

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If you cant take aspirin what's best to take?

It depends on why you can't take it, so you should consult a physician or pharmacist for help with your specific circumstances. Possible alternates are acetaminophen/paracetamol/apap (all the same thing), naproxen, or ibuprofen. However, some of these may cause the same problems you're having with aspirin, so definitely ask the pharmacist or physician first.

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Can dogs take aspirin for joint pain safely?

Yes, but they can overdose easily and it does build up in their system quickly. Try one baby or low dose aspirin for medium to moderate pain relief in dogs over 50lbs. Small dogs need much less and consult a vet ASAP to get approved canine pain relief.

See related links below. Yes, dogs can safely take aspirin for pain. It is especially effective for joint pain, since it's an anti inflammatory, as well as a pain med. The standard dose of aspirin for dogs is 10 - 35 mg per kg of body weight. For example, if your dog weighs 45 pounds, then its weight is approximately 15 kg. Therefore, the dosage for your dog would be 150 - 350 mg. A regular aspirin tablet is 325 mg so it could be given 1 aspirin every 8 - 12 hours. That would be the maximum dosage that the dog could be given, though it's better to first start out with the lowest dosage, and then work up if needed until you reach the lowest effective dose. Also, be sure to give the aspirin with food to help avoid stomach upset. Another note: if your dog has never taken aspirin, watch it closely after giving it the first dose to be sure there is no allergic reaction. Dogs, just as humans do, can experience serious allergic reactions to some meds.

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Aleve (Naproxen)

Does naproxen thin blood like aspirin?

Yes, naproxen can thin blood and should not be used in conjunction with other blood thinners.

In the case of menstrual bleeding, taking naproxen during menstruation could cause heavy bleeding.

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How much aspirin can you take at one time?

4 tablets of 325mg each

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Can Straterra cause blood in the urine?

Atomoxetine is "corosive" to any mucous membrane. In the powder form it can cause permanent tissue damage to the eyes. Gastrointestinal side effects are most common. Sexual dysfunction and urinary retention were issues in the adult studies. Demand that your physician report this adverse event to Lilly!

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How many people use aspirin each year?

2 million

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Can you take aspirin while taking Aleve?

No you will get sick.

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Does Lidocaine contain aspirin?

This is a group called anesthetic's, lidocaine is a local anesthetic and local been it is injected in to the area of the wound usually combined with adrenalin to stop the nerves from firing and say for example you cut your self and it requires stitches the doctor will inject the local anesthetic around and in the area that is going to be stitched

this stops the nerve endings and nerve tissue to stop sending signals to the nervous system to the spinal cord and up in to the brain witch then tells you that you have damaged your self. Lidocaine is commonly used by dentists when they extract teeth so it localises the affected area. The adrenalin is to stem blood flow it causes the capillaries/blood vessels to contract so the doctor can see where the stitches are needed. Lidocaine is derived from cocaine for its ability to numb or dull pain receptors but it is produced synthetically and has no of the characteristics of the so called high of cocaine. If you were to be put to sleep the anesthetic term used would be a general anesthetic which is used to to coin a Fraze "knock you out". General anesthetics use fentanyl (and with gas) some times prescribed by your doctor in a patch which delivers it through the skin into the blood stream as with most general anesthetics they are opiate based so it can be used for chronic pain. hope this helps

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Codeine
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Morphine
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What is Morphine codeine and aspirin?

They are analgesics

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Hydrocodone
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Can you take hydrocodone and aspirin together?

First you need to check your hydrocodone medication to see if it already contains aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid or ASA).Hydrocodone is almost always dispensed as a tablet with either a dose of ASA (aspirin) or a dose of APAP (acetaminophen) included. If your hydrocodone tablet already contains aspirin, then you don't want to take any additional aspirin. You could take a dose of acetaminophen with it, but it probably wouldn't offer any additional benefit. If your hydrocodone is compounded with APAP, then you can take aspirin with it. The hydrocodone/APAP compound manages pain and fever, while the aspirin adds the benefit of reducing inflammation somewhat.

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Cough and Cold Medicine

Can you take aspirin with NyQuil?

NyQuil Cold & Flu relief liquid contains Acetaminophen, a pain reliever and fever reducer. This may be considered duplicate therapy with aspirin (also a pain reliever and fever reducer). For short term use, this is not an issue. Some products in the migraine relief category, for example, contain both drugs in a single tablet. Should you find yourself requiring either aspirin or NyQuil for an extended period, or if symptoms become severe or worsen, contact your physician.

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Will norvasc diovan hct Cymbalta metformin hct prilosec tenex glipizide actos lipitor plavix aspirin ec diphenhydramine oxycodone hcl show a false positive or THC positive?

THC is a cannabinoid substance that cross-reacts with dronabinol (Marinol), a cannabinoid used to treat nausea and AIDS-related wasting. Other substances have been reported to cause false-positives for THC. A rash of false-positive urine drug screens in newborns was shown to be caused by any of several unrelated ingredients of soaps used by some of the nurses to clean the babies before the samples were collected (medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-baby-products-linked-false-positive.html). Enfavirenz, an anti-retroviral drug used to treat HIV (AIDS virus) causes false positives (pharmacologyweekly.com/articles/HIV-antiretroviral-efavirenz-marijuana-urine-drug-screen-false-positive), as do omeprazole (Prilosec), pantoprazole (Protonix), and the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) (cdn.intechweb.org/pdfs/28113.pdf). Hempseed oil products, which are legal, sometimes contain large quantities of THC contaminants, depending upon the source of the seeds (clinchem.org/content/49/7/1037.full). <br /><br /> Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid that does not usually show up in screening tests for "opiates," but there are screening tests that are designed for it.

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Atom economy of aspirin?

C7H6O3............+........... C4H6O3 ----> C9H8O4 + CH3COOH

salicylic acid ....................aspirin

(Mr=138)......................... (Mr=180)

So besically, to work out the percentage atom economy of aspirin you have to divide the useful product (so in that case we are dividing salicylic acid to get the percentage mass of aspirin(of the useful product) by the mass of the reactants (aspirin)and then multiply by 100%to give you the percentage atom economy :)

So it is: (138/180) x 100 = 76.6

:)))

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What classification is aspirin?

Aspirin is classified under antipyretic (decreases temperature) and a non-opioid analgesic (reduces pain). It can also be used as a anti-thrombolytic (anti-clotting agent- 81mg) It makes the platelets (blood component responsible for clotting) slippery so they don't stick to anything in the vessels, which decreases your risk of DVT (blood clots).

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Medical Terminology
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What is artery furring as described in the recent aspirin study?

This is a build up of lipid deposits in the arterial wall, furring the wall and reducing the flow through the artery as well as making it more turbulent. The medical term for this is atherosclerosis.

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How do aspirins prevent strokes caused by blood clots in the brain?

Aspirin thins the blood, which helps prevent the blood clots from forming.

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How long has aspirin been around?

about 200 years

Aspirin was invented in 1853. It was the first product of the German company Bayer, founded in 1863. They held worldwide trademark on the name Aspirin by 1899.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Aspirin

Can you give a dog baby aspirin?

Aspirin has the same problems in dogs that it has in people. It can cause gastrointestinal upsets and ulcers if the GI signs are ignored. It can cause renal failure if overdosed. It causes an increase in clotting time. This usually isn't a serious side effect but it does occur. Despite these shortcomings it has a lot of beneficial effects and it is inexpensive. The currently recommended dosage of aspirin varies a little from publication to publication but it is between 5 and 15mg/lb every 12 hours. Since there is a range I usually pick the middle of it and go for about 10mg/lb every 12 hours. This works well and seems to be pretty safe. That works out to an aspirin tablet per 32 pounds of body weight twice a day. I have to admit that I rarely advise giving more than 2 aspirin twice a day despite the fact that some big dogs could obviously take more based on the per pound calculation.

If your dog has chronic pain or inflammation, common aspirin can often be used to give your pet some relief. Since aspirin can cause some stomach problems, care should be used. It is wise to check with your vet before administering aspirin or any other medication.

Dogs are most commonly given aspirin for treatment of arthritis and associated joint pain. There may be other situations where your dog is in pain, where aspirin may give relief.

Aspirin has good anti-inflammatory effects that reduces swelling. It can also reduce pain and fever. These effects will help make your dog more comfortable.

Note that a dog is not a human. Just because your dog "does not feel good" is not a reason to give it an aspirin. Usually, aspirin is given to relieve extreme conditions of discomfort. Also note that most vets prescribe Rimadyl as a better pain-killer and anti-inflammatory than aspirin.

Use caution:

You should use caution in administering any medication to a pet, because too much may be toxic, the medicine may not be tolerated, or it can cause an upset stomach or ulcers in the animal.

It can be toxic if given in high doses of about 30 mg per pound of the dog. This means that even baby aspirin could be poisonous for dogs weighing two pounds or less. An adult aspirin which is 320 mg. would be toxic for a 10-pound dog. To be sure that you are using the aspirin for the right reason and at the right dose, you should consult your veterinarian first.

Aspirin is poorly tolerated by young dogs, since they lack the enzymes necessary to process the aspirin. The same is true for most cats.

Aspirin can cause gastrointestinal upsets and ulcers in dogs, just as in humans. You should pay attention to your dog's eating habits when administering aspirin to watch for signs of an upset stomach. If there are any signs of ulcers, such as blood-tinged vomiting, it is important to stop the aspirin.

Giving the aspirin with food and using buffered aspirin is the best to prevent stomach problems.

I prefer to grind up the aspirin and put it in some food to make sure it does not irritate the stomach lining.

You should not give your dog such products as Tylenol as a substitute for real aspirin. Some people say their vet prescribed Tylenol, but most sources say it should not be given to animals.

Recommended Dosage:

Most veterinarians recommend between 5 mg and 10 mg per pound of the dog's weight every 12 hours. Going on the safe side, a recommended dosage of aspirin of about 5 mg/lb seems to work well for most dogs. If you are going to give more, it is a good idea to check with your vet. Also, note that a small dog should take less per pound. Enteric coated aspirin is not recommended in dogs because about half the time the coating isn't digested and the aspirin is excreted whole in the stool.

It is better to start off small and work your way up to the maximum. If the dog has relief with a smaller dosage, that is great.

A standard aspirin is 320 mg. A baby aspirin is typically 80 mg. That means that 5 mg/lb works out to be one baby aspirin per 16 pounds of body weight twice a day.

The following chart can be used as a guide. Note that this is notmedical advice.

Weight of dog in pounds Number of tablets each 12 hours mg 8 1/2 baby aspirin or less 40 mg 16 1 baby aspirin 80 mg 32 1/2 adult or 2 baby 160 mg 48 3/4 adult or 3 baby 240 mg 64 1 adult or 4 baby 320 mg 80 1 1/4 adult or 5 baby 400 mg 96 1 1/2 adult or 6 baby 480 mg.

Finally:

The proper dosage of aspirin can give your dog relief from pain and inflammation. You should be aware of possible problems and know the proper dosage. It is good to check with a vet before giving any medication, and remember that dogs are not humans and don't need an aspirin for minor pains.
Yes, though with caution. The typical dog dosage for aspirin is 5-15 milligrams per pound every 12 hours. However, it has the same possible problems in dogs as in people, just as stomach upset, ulcers, and kidney failure. It is useless to give coated aspirin. Dogs typically cannot digest the coating, thus the aspirins are excreted whole.
Some vets say aspirin is bad for a dogs liver. I would call your vet and get their recommendation. This way you will know for sure and if it is ok then you can get the correct dosing information.
I wouldn't advise giving the dog asprin, There are painkillers designed for dogs/cats. There digestive system is different to ours and so by giving them asprin you may cause them harm. If you are desperate, give a half a tablet and watch the dogs behaviour. If his behaviour becomes abnormal, you may need his stomach pumped... Or for him to be made sick which would be messy and expensive.
Yes, dogs can have aspirin, but make sure it is buffered, and check with your vet for dosage. If it is for a chronic problem like arthritis, there are better alternates out there that are not as hard on their stomach.

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
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What is the difference between Aspirin Tylenol and Ibuprofen?

Aspirin, sold as Bayer or Bufferin was the first over-the-counter pain reliever to see mass production. Aspirin is absorbed into the bloodstream and essentially looks for prostaglandins, substances that are concentrated where we feel pain. In short, aspirin reacts with our blood chemistry to inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase, which in turns limits the volume of prostaglandins. As you undoubtedly know, aspirin is used to treat headaches of all sizes, to quell minor body aches and pains, and to reduce inflammation when we're sore. But it's rough on the upper digestive tract (can cause upset stomach, heartburn, and even dyspepsia), it's bad for hemophiliacs (because it's an anticoagulant), and it's not always safe for kids (because it's linked to Reye's syndrome). Even so, aspirin is still the most common over-the-counter pain reliever, available in both brand names and generic versions. And now it's also playing a role in the treatment of heart disease as an anticoagulant.

Ibuprofen, sold as Motrin or Advil, is chemically similar to regular aspirin and functions in an analogous way, minimizing the production of prostaglandins, though it accomplishes this with slightly different chemical reactions. So how is ibuprofen different from aspirin? In lower doses, ibuprofen seems to irritate the esophagus and stomach lining less than its close cousins, aspirin and naproxen. If you have ulcers or acid reflux disease, ibuprofen may be the best product for pain clearly resulting from inflammation (arthritis, sprains, sunburns, etc.).

Naproxen, sold as Aleve, is especially effective as an anti-inflammatory agent. For arthritis, sprains, sunburns, and other inflammation-based pain, naproxen seems to edge its competition. Many women suffering from menstrual cramps also report that naproxen is more effective than standard aspirin. Also, similar doses of this over-the-counter pain reliever tend to last longer, often for 8-12 hours instead of 4-8 hours.

Acetaminophen (sometimes called paracetamol), sold as Tylenol, lowers fevers and soothes headaches effectively, but it is NOT an anti-inflammatory substance. As a result, it won't do much for arthritis or sprains. Of course, acetaminophen has some key trade-off benefits, including a milder effect on the upper digestive tract than other over-the-counter pain relievers. It is less irritating to the lining of the stomach, making it the best headache treatment for people with acid reflux disease, ulcers, and the like. Acetaminophen is also safer for hemophiliacs and children than aspirin and its friends. There are various permutations of acetaminophen on the market, so be sure to see what else it's partnered with and whether drowsiness may result from the combo.

Be aware that because its usual dosage for pain relief and its overdose amount are not incredibly different, some doctors consider acetaminophen to be more dangerous than aspirin, arguing that it is easier to overdose unintentionally which can cause kidney and liver failure leading to death. It is among the most overdosed drugs in the world. You should not take more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen a day. Taking more, especially 7000 mg or more, can lead to a severe overdose if not treated. Accidental overdose can be the result of taking multiple products containing acetaminophen. Symptoms may not occur until 12 or more hours after the acetaminophen was swallowed. There is no home treatment. Seek professional medical help immediately. Many people experience no early symptoms after an overdose. In the next 24 to 72 hours, the early symptoms start to go away, but liver damage starts to occur. The first symptom of liver damage is usually upper-right abdominal pain or tenderness (near the liver), and a healthcare provider may notice that the liver is enlarged. After this, liver failure may occur, causing symptoms such as: yellow eyes and skin (jaundice), dark urine, confusion, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), bleeding, nausea and vomiting. Some people also experience kidney failure or heart problems. Death may occur, usually as the result of swelling in the brain, infections, or multiple organ failure. Do not overdose acetaminophen! If the overdose was recent, activated charcoal may be given to prevent the body from absorbing the drug. A medication called N-acetylcysteine (Acetadote®, Mucomyst®) is extremely important for the treatment of an overdose and can help prevent liver damage. Seek medical attention!

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What happens if you take aspirin with metoprolol?

http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/aspirin-with-lopressor-243-0-1615-987.html

The two drugs might counteract each other a bit in their effectiveness, but there seem to be no documented negative interactions between the two. Ask your pharmacist to be safe.

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Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Is it ok to mix Ativan with Aspirin?

yes. the only drugs it is dangerous to mix with ativan is any medications that could slow down your heartrate and breathing (like another benzo or a tranquilizer). this could increase the risk that you'd stop breathing, but it is fine to take aspirin. (I've been on ativan for three years)

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Can you take aspirin during menstruation?

Yes you can.

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Is aspirin a blood thinner?

Yes, aspirin (as well as NSAIDS like Motrin, Aleve) can act as an anticoagulant to prolong bleeding times. It should also be noted that vitamin E in larger doses (over 800 units daily), garlic, glucoasmine and fish oil can also act as additive anticoagulants.

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Aspirin

Will ex lax affect the usage of birth control?

No

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