Aspirin, is a long-established antipyretic and analgesic drug. So are there any side effects to taking aspirin? Here’s a look at the side effects of aspirin.
Aspirin is widely used clinically for the treatment of fever, headache, neuralgia, muscle pain, rheumatic fever, acute rheumatoid arthritis, etc. With the widespread use of aspirin, its adverse effects have gradually increased. Therefore, when using aspirin to treat various diseases, it is important to closely monitor its adverse effects.
Some studies have shown that taking a small amount of aspirin on a daily basis can reduce the risk of heart attack by 30% in people with a history of heart disease. Another study found that regular use of aspirin may increase the risk of developing eye disease.
As the most economical and effective drug of choice for the prevention and treatment of thrombotic cardiovascular disease, aspirin is making its mark on the front lines of cardiovascular prevention and treatment for the benefit of the people. However, there are still some problems with such a good drug. For example, some people will be allergic to aspirin, and after taking it, they will have generalized skin itching, hives, and even induce asthma, commonly known as “aspirin asthma”.
There are also patients who cannot tolerate the gastrointestinal irritation of aspirin and suffer gastrointestinal bleeding, which is why patients with peptic ulcers should not take aspirin. Although the advent of enteric aspirin has greatly reduced its irritating effect on the gastrointestinal tract, doctors still tend to carefully ask patients about their history of peptic ulcers when prescribing aspirin to avoid the appearance of gastrointestinal tract.
There are also some patients who may have a tendency to bleed easily because of long-term aspirin use, such as bleeding from brushing teeth, large menstrual periods in women, wounds that do not easily stop bleeding, and even rare and serious complications such as bleeding in the brain and internal organs.
Therefore, care should be taken to take the medication scientifically and to build on its strengths and avoid its weaknesses, so that aspirin can benefit patients while reducing its side effects to the least possible.
Precautions for taking aspirin
1,Take the appropriate dose and choose the correct time to take the medication. After a comprehensive analysis of a large amount of data, it is believed that the dose of aspirin for preventive application should be 50~100 mg per day (mostly recommended 75 mg per day). This can achieve the best preventive effect and minimize the toxic reaction of the drug.
2, avoid combining with other antithrombotic drugs or peptic ulcer-causing drugs.
3, the elderly gastric mucosa to the damage factors of the adaptive capacity is reduced, more likely to cause gastric mucosal damage, in taking aspirin at the same time, can take drugs to prevent gastric mucosal damage.
4, with the appropriate aspirin dosage form. Long-term users should choose enteric-coated or slow-release aspirin, which can reduce the direct damage to the gastric mucosa.
5,Pay attention to the medical history of the person taking the medication. The current consensus is that those who have a history of peptic ulcers or bleeding in the past, and those who have had ulcers or bleeding when taking NSAIDs or aspirin in the past, are a high-risk group and should use and disable aspirin with caution.
6, should be examined before and during taking the drug. It is best to do blood tests before taking the drug. If you have epigastric discomfort during taking the drug, you should promptly check or stop the drug.
There are more people taking aspirin, so you should weigh the pros and cons when taking this drug and be sure to look at the contraindications. Only when aspirin is taken correctly can its side effects be reduced.