Indications for FASPRIN:
To reduce the risk of stroke and MI.
Dissolve on tongue. 1 tab daily. Emergency treatment: 2 tabs at first sign of MI or stroke.
NSAID allergy. Viral infection in children and teenagers.
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.
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.
GI upset/bleed, prolonged bleeding time, anaphylaxis, salicylism.