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Bayer Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Arthritis Pain, Aspergum Cherry, Aspergum Orginal, Aspir 81, Aspirin Lite Coat, Aspirin Litecoat, Aspirin Low Dose, Aspirin Low Strength, Aspir-Low, Bayer Aspirin, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Bayer Aspirin Sugar Free, Bayer Aspirin with Calcium, Bayer Childrens Aspirin, Bayer Low Strength, Bayer Plus, Buffered Aspirin, Bufferin, Bufferin Arthritis Strength, Bufferin Extra Strength, Easprin, Ecotrin, Ecotrin Adult Low Strength, Ecotrin Maximum Strength, Fasprin, Genacote, Halfprin, Litecoat Aspirin, Norwich Aspirin, St. Joseph Aspirin, St. Joseph Aspirin Adult Chewable, St. Joseph Aspirin Adult EC, Stanback Analgesic, Tri-Buffered Aspirin, YSP Aspirin, Zorprin
Generic Name: aspirin (oral) (Pronunciation: AS pir in)
- What is aspirin (Bayer)?
- What are the possible side effects of aspirin?
- What is the most important information I should know about aspirin?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking aspirin?
- How should I take aspirin?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while taking aspirin?
- What other drugs will affect aspirin?
- Where can I get more information?
What is aspirin (Bayer)?
Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.
Aspirin is used to treat mild to moderate pain, and also to reduce fever or inflammation. Aspirin is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina). Aspirin should be used for cardiovascular conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.
Aspirin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Aspirin 325 mg EC Orange-TIM
round, orange, imprinted with T
Aspirin 325 mg EC Red-TIM
round, red, imprinted with T
Aspirin 650 mg EC-TIM
round, red, imprinted with TCL 002
Aspirin 81 mg EC-TC
round, yellow, imprinted with LOGO HEART
Aspirin 975 mg EC-TIM
oblong, white, imprinted with TCL 224
Aspirin EC 325 mg-GER
round, orange, imprinted with T
Ecotrin 325 mg
round, orange, imprinted with ECOTRIN REG
Zorprin 800 mg-PAR
oblong, white, imprinted with 57
What are the possible side effects of aspirin?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;
- fever lasting longer than 3 days;
- swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days; or
- hearing problems, ringing in your ears.
Less serious side effects may include:
- upset stomach, heartburn;
- drowsiness; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Bayer (aspirin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about aspirin?
There are many brands and forms of aspirin available and not all brands are listed on this leaflet.
Aspirin should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. Symptoms include black, bloody, or tarry stools, and coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking aspirin. Alcohol may increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Aspirin is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina). Aspirin should be used for cardiovascular conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.
Additional Bayer Information
- Bayer Drug Interactions Center: aspirin oral
- Bayer Side Effects Center
- Bayer Overview including Precautions
- Bayer FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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