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What Are The Side Effects Of Aspirin?

11/03/2014 14:50 GMT | Updated 11/03/2014 14:59 GMT

Aspirin is a pain reducer available in both prescription and non-prescription forms. It works by stopping the production of natural substances that cause pain, swelling, fever or blood clots. Aspirin is a part of salicylate drug group and is a non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is sometimes found in combination with other antacids, pain relievers or cold medication.

Non-prescription aspirin is commonly used to lessen mild-to-moderate pain caused by headaches, toothaches, muscle aches, colds, menstrual cramps or arthritis. It is also often used to reduce fever. Additionally, aspirin can be a preventive medicine for a variety of ailments, including heart attacks, some strokes, and blood clots in patients with artificial heart valves.

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