What is buffered aspirin and why is it used?
The uses for aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, appear to be limitless. Aspirin functions as a pain reliever, fever reducer, and blood thinner, to name a few. It is one of the oldest and most commonly used drugs globally, as Hippocrates prescribed leaves containing acetylsalicylic acid's chemical precursor Salicin as a fever and pain reducer as early as the fifth century B.C.
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Aspirin is a widely-used OTC (over-the-counter) drug used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. Gain a better understanding of the indications and contraindications for this common household medication.