FASPRIN OTC

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FASPRIN

Thromboembolic disorders
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Aspirin 81mg; orally-disintegrating tabs; citrus burst flavor.

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Indications for FASPRIN:

To reduce the risk of stroke and MI.

Adult:

Dissolve on tongue. 1 tab daily. Emergency treatment: 2 tabs at first sign of MI or stroke.

Children:

Not recommended.

Contraindications:

NSAID allergy. Viral infection in children and teenagers.

Warnings/Precautions:

History of asthma or peptic ulcer. Severe hepatic or renal dysfunction. Bleeding disorders. Diabetes. Gout. Arthritis. Pregnancy (avoid during 3rd trimester), nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Potentiates anticoagulants, hypoglycemics, methotrexate, acetazolamide, valproic acid, highly protein-bound drugs. Urinary alkalinizers, antacids, corticosteroids may increase excretion. May antagonize ACE inhibitors, β-blockers, diuretics, uricosurics. Increased bleeding risk with NSAIDs or chronic, heavy alcohol use. NSAIDs increase risk of renal dysfunction.

Pharmacological Class:

Antiplatelet.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset/bleed, prolonged bleeding time, anaphylaxis, salicylism.

How Supplied:

Orally-disintegrating tabs—30