Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking aspirin capsules. In particular, talk to your health care providers in case of allergic reactions.
If you are taking other medicines, or you think you may need to use an alternative form of aspirin capsules, always remember to ask your doctor’s opinion first. In these cases it’s useful to keep with you a list of all the drugs you are taking. Talk to him before starting any new cure as well, vitamins and natural products included.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your health care providers. Never use this medicine for a longer period of time than you have been told by your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery after taking aspirin tablets is allowed.
Indications and Usage
It’s better to take aspirin on a full stomach with an entire cup of water. Do not chew, break or crush the pill, but swallow it whole.
Take aspirin exactly as suggested by your doctor until the prescribed time is done. Avoid taking it for a shorter or longer time than the suggested one and in smaller or larger amounts.
If you need a surgery, take your doctor in advance that you are taking aspirin, as you may need to interrupt the therapy for a while.
Administration and Dosage
The dose may be decided depending on your age, condition, response to the treatment, weight or other medical conditions you have. The dosage may also depend on the problem you are going to treat. Do always consult your doctor to decide the daily amount of aspirin you have to take daily.
If you are taking cold, allergy or pain medicines, ask your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider for a consultation before starting taking aspirin or any NSAIDs.
If you are taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks or strokes, you shouldn’t mix it with ibuprofen, as the latter may make aspirin less effective. If you must take both drugs, don’t do it simultaneously.
Do NOT drink alcohol while you’re taking aspirin, as may increase the risk of stomach bleeding. If you are taking antidepressants, ask your doctor’s opinion before taking aspirin or any NSAIDs as well, since you may also incur in easier bruising or bleeding.
If you are taking a blood thinner or any salicylates, ask your doctor or pharmacist’s opinion to make sure it’s safe for you to take aspirin.
If you take a larger dose than you should take, tell your doctor, pharmacist or health care specialist promptly even if you don’t feel bad. Bring with you the container and tell them about the amount you took and related timing. Temporary hearing loss, convulsion or coma may be overdose’s symptoms.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a severe and sometimes deadly condition for children. Do not administer aspirin to children who are younger than 8 years old.
Do not use aspirin if you are allergic to it. Also avoid using it if you have recently had intestinal bleeding, a bleeding disorder, if you have ever had an asthma attack after taking aspirin or any NSAIDs.
To be safe, inform your doctor in case you have asthma or seasonal allergies, heart or high blood pressure problems, congestive heart failures, stomach, kidney or liver diseases, gout.
If you are pregnant, you are planning to get pregnant or you are breast-feeding, ask your doctor for a consultation before taking aspirin, as it may cause bleeding in you or your baby during the delivery.
No adverse reactions have been reported.