Aspirin reduces pain, inflammation and fever.
Take aspirin tablets with food and a glass of water.
Swallow the coated tablets whole. Do not crush or chew them.
Dissolve the soluble tablets in water before taking.
Remove the wrapper before inserting the suppositories into the rectum.
If you take aspirin regularly and it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with aspirin including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Stomach pain, coughing or vomiting of blood, black bowel motions
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Ringing in the ears
|Tell your doctor|
Anal irritation with suppository use
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. September 2017
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed