Commonly Used Brand Names in the United States
Acuprin 81
Adprin B
Aspergum
Bayer Aspirin
Bufferin
Easprin
Ecotrin
Excedrin
Halfprin
Norwich Aspirin
St. Joseph Aspirin
Tri-Buffered Aspirin
Zorprin
(and many others)

Therapeutic Uses of Aspirin

Aspirin is a type of medicine called a salicylate. Aspirin is used to treat:
• Pain
• Inflammation or swelling
• Fever
Angina
Heart attack
• Blood clots
• Transient ischemic attacks (also called TIAs or “mini-strokes”)
Stroke

How Aspirin Works
Aspirin reduces the substances in the body that cause pain, fever, inflammation, and blood clots.

Disclaimer
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.


Resources

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