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Aspirin (such as Bayer or Bufferin) relieves pain and reduces fever and inflammation.
Warning: Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20 unless your doctor tells you to do so because of the risk of Reye syndrome.
Be sure to follow the nonprescription medicine precautions.
Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). For information about other NSAIDs, see nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Side effects of aspirin include:
Stop taking aspirin and call a health professional if side effects do not go away within 4 hours after the last dose of aspirin was taken.
Do not take aspirin if you:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofMay 2, 2017
Current as of: May 2, 2017
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo, MD - Internal Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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