Salicylates

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Section 8 - MEDICATION GUIDELINES

8.18 SALICYLATES

Aspirin (ASA) / Anti-inflammatory, platelet aggregation inhibitor

DESCRIPTION

  • Commonly used over the counter analgesic with thrombolytic properties.

INDICATIONS

CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug or active ulcer disease.

PRECAUTIONS

  • GI bleeding and upset. Possible side effects: Heartburn, nausea and vomiting. Not recommended for Pediatric patients.

DOSAGE

  • 162 -324 mg chewed.