Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Acetyl salicylic acid

Synonym(s): Aspirin

Introduction

Name

  • Acetyl salicylic acid.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Description

Chemical name

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

Molecular formula

  • C9H8O4.

Physical properties

  • Tablets.

Storage requirements

  • In a cool, dry place.

Uses

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Indications

  • Control of mild to moderate pain.
  • Prevention of arterial thromboembolization.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Do not use with corticosteroids, methoxyflurane or other NSAIDs.
  • In man there is an increased risk of convulsions if NSAIDs are administered with floroquinolones.
  • NSAIDs may antagonize the hypotensive effects of anti-hypertensives, eg beta-blockers.
  • Concomitant use of diuretics may increase the risk of nephrotoxicity.
  • Do not mix with other substances in the same syringe.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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