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Aspirin

Aspirin can be used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. It is also used to thin the blood. Aspirin can be used to prevent strokes, treat arthritis, treat rheumatic fever, treat Kawasaki disease and protect bypass grafts and stents in the heart.

Aspirin is taken orally and is available as a caplet, tablet, chewable and enteric-coated tablet. Enteric-coated or long-acting products should be taken whole. Chewable tablets may be crushed and mixed with food or chewed; encourage your child not to swallow them whole. Do not use aspirin after the expiration date on the bottle or package.

Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

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Last Updated: 10/2012