Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Acetylsalicylic acid

Synonym(s): Aspirin

Contributor(s): Sally Anne Argyle, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Acetylsalicylic acid.

Class of drug

Description

Chemical name

  • 2-(acetyloxy)benzoic acid.
  • Salicylic acid acetate.

Molecular formula

  • C9H8O4.

Molecular weight

  • 180.15.

Physical properties

  • Powder.
  • Tablets.

Storage requirements

  • In a cool, dry place.

Uses

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Indications

  • Inflammation and pain.
  • Thromboembolic disorders.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMedpublished during the last 12 months.
  • Heath M Fet al(1994)The effects of aspirin and paracetamol on the aggregation of equine blood platelets.J Vet Pharmacol Ther17(5), 374-378PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Knottenbelt D C (2006)Saunders Equine Formulary.Saunders Ltd. ISBN-10: 0702027901; ISBN-13: 978-0702027901.
  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary.6th edn (2004) Bishop Y (Ed). Pharmaceutical Press. ISBN-10: 0853695792; ISBN-13: 978-0853695790.

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