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What is the acid in aspirin?

Aspirin

PubChem CID 2244
Synonyms aspirin ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID 50-78-2
Molecular Weight 180.16
Date s Modify 2021-11-13 Create 2004-09-16

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What are the side effects of too much aspirin? Major symptoms and side effects of too much aspirin include: Ringing in the ears and impaired hearing, typically as the first symptoms experienced. Rapid breathing, developing into hyperventilation that the sufferer often cannot control.

What is common dose of aspirin? Low-dose aspirin (81 mg) is the most common dose used to prevent a heart attack or a stroke. But the dose for daily aspirin can range from 81 mg to 325 mg. One low-dose aspirin contains 81 mg.

What are other uses for aspirin? Aspirin is used to reduce fever and relieve mild to moderate pain from conditions such as muscle aches, toothaches, common cold, and headaches. It may also be used to reduce pain and swelling in conditions such as arthritis. Aspirin is known as a salicylate and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

What is the drug action of aspirin? There are many drugs in which the mechanism of action is known. One example is aspirin. The mechanism of action of aspirin involves irreversible inhibition of the enzyme cyclooxygenase; therefore suppressing the production of prostaglandins and thromboxanes, thus reducing pain and inflammation.

What should you do if you take too much aspirin?

What should you do if you take too much aspirin? Vomiting may occur 3-8 hours after taking too much aspirin. Serious dehydration may occur from hyperventilation, vomiting, and fever. Aspirin poisoning signs and symptoms can range from minor to severe. Mild to moderate: Deep and rapid breathing (hyperpnea) sometimes with lethargy (abnormal drowsiness)

What too much aspirin can do to your body? Acute overdose happens if you accidentally take too much aspirin at one time. It leads to stomach upset, pain, nausea and vomiting. The severe irritation of the stomach lining can cause ulcers to develop. Permanent damage to the gastrointestinal tract is possible.

What are the side effects of low dose aspirin? Even in low doses, aspirin can have significant side effects. The most common ones, occurring in up to 10% of people who take aspirin, are an increased tendency to bleed and stomach upset, including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, or bleeding in the stomach.

Is it harmful to take too much aspirin? Taking at least 150 mg of aspirin for each kilogram of weight can lead to severe toxic side effects. This is referred to as an acute overdose. Symptoms include nausea, ringing in the ears and fast breathing. Symptoms can progress to fever, seizures, mental confusion, muscle abnormalities, kidney failure and even respiratory failure.