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Acetyl salicylic acid

Synonym(s): Aspirin

Contributor(s): Jill Pearson

Introduction

Name

  • Acetyl salicylic acid.

Class of drug

Uses

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Indications

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

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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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 fluoroquinolones.
  • 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

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Based on Small Animal Formulary. Tennant Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Hillyer E V & Quesenberry K E (1997) Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents - Clinical Medicine and Surgery. W B Saunders.

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