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4-Way Cold Tablets Emagrin
8-Hour Bayer Timed Release Empirin
Acetophen Empirin Compound
Acetylsalicylic Acid Empirin Compound w/Codeine
Alka Seltzer Emprazil
Alka-Seltzer Effervescent Entrophen
Pain Reliever & Antacid Equagesic
Aluminum ASA Excedrin
Amytal and Aspirin Fiorinal
Anacin Fiorinal w/Codeine
Anaphen Hiprin
Ancasal Histadyl and ASA Compound
Anexsia w/Codeine Hyco-Pap
A.P.C. ICN 65 Compound
A.P.C. w/Codeine Kengesin
Apo-Asen Lanorinal
Arthinol Lemidyne w/Codeine
Arthritis Bayer, Timed-Release Magnaprin
Arthritis Pain Formula Maprin
A.S.A. Maprin I-B
A.S.A. & Codeine Compound Measurin
A.S.A. Compound Mepro Compound
A.S.A. Enseals Metrogesic
Ascodeen-30 Mobidin
Ascriptin Norgesic
Ascriptin A/D Norwich Aspirin
Ascriptin w/Codeine Nova-Phase
Asperbuf Novasen
Aspergum Pabirin Buffered
Aspir-10 P-A-C Compound
Aspirin Compound w/Codeine P-A-C Compound w/Codeine
Aspirjen Jr. Pargesic Compound 65
Astrin Percodan
Axotal Persistin
Bancap w/Codeine Phenodyne w/Codeine
Bayer Poxy Compound-65
Bayer Timed-Release Presalin
Arthritic Pain Formula Progesic Compound-65
Bexophene Propoxychel Compound
Buff-A Propoxyphene HCl Compound
Buff-A-Comp Repro Compound 65
Buffaprin Rhinocaps
Buffered ASA Riphen-10
Bufferin Safety Coated APF
Buffex Arthritis Pain Formula
Buffinol St. Joseph
Buf-Tabs St. Joseph Aspirin for
Calciphen Children
Cama Arthritis Reliever Sal-Adult
Cama Inlay Salatin
Causalin Salatin w/Codeine
Cefinal Saleto
Cirin Salimeph Forte
Codalan Sal-Infant
Codasa Salocol
Congespirin Salsprin
Coricidin D Soma5Compoundd
Coryphen Soma Compound w/Codeine
Cosprin Stero-Darvon
Darvon Compound Supac
Dasicon Supasa
Decagesic Synalgos
Dia-Gesic Talwin Compound
Dihydrocodein Compound Triaminic
Dolene Compound-65 Triaphen-10
Dolor Trigesic
Dolprn Vanquish
Dynosal Verin
Easprin Wesprin Buffered
Ecotrin Zorprin
Elder 65 Compound


  • Habit forming? No
  • Prescription needed? No
  • Available as generic? Yes
  • Drug class: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory (salicylate)


  • Reduces pain, fever, inflammation.
  • Relieves swelling, stiffness, joint pain of arthritis or rheumatism.
  • Antiplatelet effect.


    How to take:

  • Tablet or capsule--Swallow with liquid.
  • Extended-release tablets or capsules-- Swallow each dose whole.
  • Effervescent tablets--Dissolve in water.
  • Chewing gum tablets--Chew completely. Don't swallow whole.
  • Suppositories--Remove wrapper and moisten suppository with water. Gently insert into rectum, large end first. When to take: Pain, fever, inflammation -- As needed, no more often than every 4
    If you forget a dose:
  • Pain, fever--Take as soon as you remember. Wait 4 hours for next dose.
  • Arthritis--Take as soon as you remember up to 2 hours late. Return to regular schedule. What drug does:
  • Affects hypothalamus, the part of the brain which regulates temperature by dilating small blood vessels in skin.
  • Prevents clumping of platelets (small blood cells) so blood vessels remain open.
  • Decreases prostaglandin effect.
  • Suppresses body's pain messages.

    Time lapse before drug works:
    30 minutes for pain, fever, arthritis.
    Don't take with:
    Any other medicines, even over-the-counter drugs such as cough
    and cold medicines, nose drops, diet pills, laxatives or
    caffeine, without consulting your doctor.
    Ringing in ears; nausea; vomiting; dizziness; fever; deep, rapid
    breathing; hallucinations; convulsions; coma.

  • Dial 0 (operator) or 911 (emergency) for an ambulance or medical help. Then give first aid immediately.



    Black or bloody vomit; Seek emergency
    blood in urine; treatment immediately.
    difficulty breathing;
    hives, rash, intense
    itching, faintness soon
    after a dose

  • Nausea, vomiting. Discontinue. Seek emergency treatment.
  • Heartburn, Continue. Call doctor indigestion. when convenient.
  • Ringing in ears. Continue. Tell doctor at next visit. Infrequent: None expected. Rare:
  • Black stools, Discontinue. Seek unexplained fever. emergency treatment.
  • Rash, hives, itch, Discontinue. Call diminished vision, doctor right away. shortness of breath, wheezing, jaundice, mental confusion.
  • Drowsiness. Continue. Call doctor when convenient.


    Don't take if:

  • You need to restrict sodium in your diet. Buffered effervescent tablets and sodium salicylate are high in sodium.
  • You are sensitive to aspirin or aspirin has a strong vinegar- like odor, which means it has decomposed.
  • You have a peptic ulcer of the stomach or duodenum or a bleeding disorder.

    Before you start, consult your doctor:

  • If you have had stomach or duodenal ulcers.
  • If you have had gout.
  • If you have asthma or nasal polyps. Pregnancy: Risk to unborn child outweighs drug benefits. Don't use. Infants & children:
  • Overdose frequent and severe. Keep bottles out of children's reach.
  • Consult doctor before giving to persons under age 18 who have fever and discomfort of viral illness, especially chickenpox and influenza. Probably increases risk of Reye's syndrome. Prolonged use: Kidney damage. Periodic kidney-function test recommended. Skin & sunlight: Aspirin combined with sunscreen may decrease sunburn. Driving or hazardous activities: No restrictions unless you feel drowsy. Discontinuing: For chronic illness -- Don't discontinue without doctor's advice
    until you complete prescribed dose, even though symptoms
    diminish or disappear.
  • Aspirin can complicate surgery, pregnancy, labor and delivery, and illness.
  • For arthritis--Don't change dose without consulting doctor.
  • Urine tests for blood sugar may be inaccurate.


    Acebutolol Decreased antihypertensive effect
    of acebutolol.
    ACE inhibitors: Decreased ACE inhibitor
    captopril, enalapril, effect.
    lisinopril (see Drugs
    Allopurinol Decreased allopurinol effect.
    Antacids Decreased aspirin
    (see Drugs Glossary) effect.
    Anticoagulants Increased anticoagulant
    (see Drugs Glossary) effect. Abnormal bleeding.
    Antidiabetics (oral, Low blood sugar.
    see Drugs Glossary)
    Aspirin (other) Likely aspirin toxicity.
    Bumetanide Possible aspirin toxicity.
    Cortisone drugs Increased cortisone
    (see Drugs Glossary) effect. Risk of ulcers and stomach
    Ethacrynic acid Possible aspirin toxicity.
    Furosemide Possible aspirin toxicity. May
    decrease furosemide effect.
    Gold compounds Increased likelihood of
    (see Drugs Glossary) kidney damage.
    Indomethacin Risk of stomach bleeding and
    Ketoprofen Increased risk of stomach ulcer.
    Methotrexate Increased methotrexate effect.
    Minoxidil Decreased minoxidil effect.
    Non-steroidal Risk of stomach
    anti-inflammatory bleeding and ulcers.
    drugs (NSAIDs,
    see Drugs Glossary)
    Oxprenolol Decreased antihypertensive effect
    of oxprenolol.
    Para-aminosalicylic Possible aspirin
    acid (PAS) toxicity.
    Penicillins Increased effect of
    (see Drugs Glossary) both drugs.
    Phenobarbital Decreased aspirin effect.
    Phenytoin Increased phenytoin effect.
    Probenecid Decreased probenecid effect.
    Propranolol Decreased aspirin effect.
    Rauwolfia alkaloids Decreased aspirin
    (see Drugs Glossary) effect.
    Salicylates (other) Likely aspirin toxicity.
    Spironolactone Decreased spironolactone effect.
    Sulfinpyrazone Decreased sulfinpyrazone effect.
    Terfenadine May conceal symptoms of aspirin
    overdose, such as ringing in ears.
    Vitamin C Possible aspirin
    (large doses) toxicity.
    Valproic acid May increase valproic acid effect.


    Tobacco: None expected.

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