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Millwoods Acupuncture Center
102, 2603 Hewes Way
Edmonton AB,   Canada

Phone: (780) 466-8683






Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) belongs to the groups of medications called analgesics (pain relievers), antipyretics (fever reducers), anti-inflammatories (inflammation reducers), and platelet aggregation inhibitors (anticlotting agents). It works by interfering with the production of compounds in the body that cause pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clots.

Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is used to relieve pain, fever, and inflammation in various conditions such as lower back and neck pain, the flu, common cold, burns, menstrual pain, headache, migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and strains, nerve pain, toothache, muscle pain, bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, a fluid-filled sac located around joints and near the bones), and following surgical and dental procedures. ASA is also used for rheumatic fever in combination with other medications. In these situations, ASA is used on an as-needed basis.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

*       heartburn or indigestion

*       mild-to-moderate abdominal or stomach cramps, pain, or discomfort

Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

*       bruising more easily

*       confusion

*       dizziness

*       fainting

*       nausea or vomiting

*       pain, buzzing or ringing in ears

*       severe or continuing abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning

*       unusual tiredness or weakness

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

*       any loss of hearing

*       bleeding

*       symptoms of an allergic reaction (e.g., difficulty breathing, hives; itchy skin rash; signs of stomach bleeding, such as bloody or black, tarry stools; or swelling of the mouth and throat)