Drugs in Hematology and Immunology

Jane Han
acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
aspirin
Route: PO
Purpose: prophylaxis of transient ischemic attacks and MI, pain, inflammatory disorders, and fever
Action: decrease platelet aggregation, produce analgesia and reduce inflammation and fever by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins
Side effects: tinnitus, GI bleeding, hepatotoxicity

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