Contraindications and Adverse Effects of Aspirin

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 44,832 views

Aspirin should be avoided by those known to be allergic to ibuprofen or naproxen, or to have salicylate intolerance or a more generalized drug intolerance to NSAIDs, and caution should be exercised in those with asthma or NSAID-precipitated bronchospasm. Due to its effect on the stomach lining, manufacturers recommend that ...

The Aspirin History

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 2,337 views

Medicines containing derivatives of salicylic acid, structurally similar to aspirin, have been in medical use since antiquity. Salicylate-rich willow bark extract became recognized for its specific effects on fever, pain and inflammation in the mid-eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century pharmacists were experimenting with and prescribing a variety of chemicals ...

What is Aspirin?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 2,110 views

Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (IPA: /??s?t?lsæl??s?l?k ?æs?d/) is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. It also has an antiplatelet or "anti-clotting" effect and is used in long-term, low doses to prevent ...

The Bayer History

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 5,070 views

Bayer AG (German, pronounced [?ba??]) (ISIN: DE0005752000, TYO: 4863) is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863. Today it is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is well-known for its original brand of aspirin. Bayer is currently the third largest pharmaceutical company in the ...