- menstrual pain
- minor pain of arthritis
- muscle pain
- pain and fever of colds
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
- drink a full glass of water with each dose
- adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours
or 3 tablets every 6 hours, not to exceed 12 tablets in 24 hours
- children under 12 years: consult a doctor
- save carton for full directions and warnings
- store at room temperature
Questions or comments?
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Tablets and caplets are available in the following package types:
Travel pack - 12 tablets
Bottles of 24, 50, 100, 200, 300, and 400 tablets
Bottles of 50 and 100 caplets
There are child-resistant safety closures on packages of 12, 24, 50, 200, 300, and 400 tablets and 100 caplets. Bottles of 100 tablets and 50 caplets are available without safety closure for households without small children.
Copyright ©2006 Bayer (aspirin) HealthCare LLC. All Rights Reserved. FDA rev date: 10/25/1995
Reye's syndrome: Children and teenagers should not use this medicine for chicken pox or flu symptoms before a doctor is consulted about Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness reported to be associated with aspirin.
Allergy alert: Aspirin may cause a severe allergic reaction which may include:
- facial swelling
- asthma (wheezing)
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As the active ingredient in aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid works by inhibiting several different chemical processes within the body, including the natural physiological processes causing pain and inflammation.
Aspirin relieves pain by inhibiting production of chemicals called prostaglandins, aspirin works to diminish the body's response to a chain of chemical processes that eventually leads to pain. This mechanism of action works on a cellular level.
Alcohol warning: If you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day, ask your doctor whether you should take aspirin or other pain relievers/fever reducers. Aspirin may cause stomach bleeding.
Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin or any other pain reliever/fever reducer
Ask a doctor before use if you have:
- stomach problems (such as heartburn, upset stomach, or stomach pain) that
last or come back
- bleeding problems
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking a prescription drug for:
- anticoagulation (blood thinning)
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
- an allergic reaction occurs. Seek medical help right away.
- pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
- redness or swelling is present
- fever lasts more than 3 days
- new symptoms occur
- ringing in the ears or loss of hearing occurs
If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use. It is especially important not to use aspirin during the last 3 months of pregnancy unless definitely directed to do so by a doctor because it may cause problems in the unborn child or complications during delivery.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help
or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
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.