Drug: ASPIRIN SUPPOSITORY - RECTAL (AS-pir-in)

This medication is used to reduce fever and relieve minor to moderate pain from conditions such as muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and headaches. Aspirin is known as a salicylate and a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that works by blocking a certain natural substance in your body to reduce pain and swelling.Aspirin is also used in low doses as a blood thinner to prevent blood clots after surgery on clogged arteries (e.g., bypass surgery, carotid endarterectomy) and to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack.

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Irritation of the rectal area may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, difficulty hearing, ringing in the ears, change in the amount of urine, persistent or severe nausea/vomiting, unexplained tiredness, dizziness, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes/skin.This drug may rarely cause serious bleeding from the stomach/intestine or other areas of the body. If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, seek immediate medical attention: black/tarry stools, persistent or severe stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes or severe headache.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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Store refrigerated or at a cool place between 35-59 degrees F (between 2-15 degrees C). Keep away from moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not use any aspirin product that has a strong vinegar-like smell.Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010

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If you are using this medication under your doctor's direction, your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.Before you start using this medication for self-treatment, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are also using any prescription and nonprescription medications. Do not stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: ketorolac, mifepristone.If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting aspirin.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription products you may use, especially of: acetazolamide, "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin, heparin), NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen), corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), methotrexate, oral bisphosphonates (e.g., alendronate), certain medications for gout (e.g., probenecid, sulfinpyrazone), diabetes drugs (e.g., chlorpropamide, glyburide), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., phenytoin, valproic acid), high blood pressure drugs (e.g., ACE inhibitors such as captopril, beta blockers such as metoprolol), SSRI antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine, sertraline), "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide, spironolactone), pemetrexed, herbal medications such as ginkgo biloba.Before using this product, consult your doctor if your child has recently received certain live vaccines (e.g., varicella vaccine, live influenza vaccine).Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, naproxen). To prevent an overdose of aspirin, read the labels carefully before taking other pain relievers or cold products to make sure they do not contain aspirin. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of these products.This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including certain urine sugar tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and your doctors know you are taking this medication.This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.

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