Aspirin (such as Bayer or Bufferin) relieves pain and reduces fever and inflammation.
Be sure to follow the nonprescription medicine precautions.
Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). For information about other NSAIDs, see nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Side effects of aspirin include:
Stop taking aspirin and call a health professional if side effects do not go away within 4 hours after the last dose of aspirin was taken.
Do not take aspirin if you:
Current as ofJune 3, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
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