Aspirin is used in the treatment to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain from conditions such as muscle aches, toothaches, common cold, and headaches. Aspirin is also used to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis.
How it Works
Aspirin is known as a salicylate and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).Aspirin blocks an enzyme called cyclooxygenase, or COX, and stops production of substances called prostaglandins that contribute to pain, swelling and fever.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Aspirin may suffer from such side effects;
Reduced blood platelets,
Black, bloody, or tarry stools,
Fever lasting longer than 3 days,
Swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days