Commonly Used Brand Names in the United States
St. Joseph Aspirin
(and many others)
Therapeutic Uses of Aspirin
Aspirin is a type of medicine called a salicylate. Aspirin is used to treat:
• Inflammation or swelling
• Heart attack
• Blood clots
• Transient ischemic attacks (also called TIAs or “mini-strokes”)
How Aspirin Works
Aspirin reduces the substances in the body that cause pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clots.
The information in this section is meant to provide a brief description of this medicine. It does not cover all of the possible uses, warnings, dosages, side effects, or interactions with other medicines and vitamin or herbal supplements. This information should not be used as medical advice for individual problems.
Texas Heart Institute www.texasheartinstitute.com/HIC/Topics/Meds/aspirin_meds.cfm
Medline Plus www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a682878.html
Updated December 2009