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Aspirin

Aspirin is a type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug widely used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and bring down a high temperature (fever).

Long-term treatment with low doses of aspirin has an antiplatelet effect, which means it makes the blood less sticky and can stop blood clots developing.

A doctor may recommend this if you have or have had:

  • a heart attack or angina
  • a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • coronary artery bypass surgery or another operation on your heart or blood vessels

Aspirin may also be prescribed for children after heart surgery or to treat Kawasaki disease.


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Updated
25 Oct 2017