Penn Herb Wellness Guide
Common brand names:Bayer, Ecotrin, St Joseph Aspirin, Aspergum, Bayer Aspirin, Halfprin, Norwich Aspirin, Zorprin
Aspirin is a drug that reduces swelling, pain, and fever. In recent years, long-term low-dose aspirin has been recommended to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. In the future aspirin may be recommended to reduce the risk of some cancers. Reye’s syndrome, a rare but serious illness affecting children and teenagers, has been associated with aspirin use. To prevent Reye’s syndrome, people should consult their doctor and/or pharmacist before giving aspirin, aspirin-containing products, or herbs containing salicylates to children and teenagers.
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