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Aspirin tablets with a glass of water

Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a medication used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation.[1] For pain or fever, effects typically begin within 30 minutes. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and works similar to other NSAIDs but also suppresses the normal functioning of platelets.

Mast cell diseases[edit | edit source]

Aspirin may also be used as a mast cell stabilizer for people with MCAD or MCAS, but people with high prostaglandin levels must have this supervised by a physician.[2]

Side Effects[edit | edit source]

More commonly reported ones are:

More commonly reported ones in children are:

Less commonly reported ones are:

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Aspirin". Retrieved February 17, 2021.
  2. "Medications to Treat Mast Cell Diseases". The Mast Cell Disease Society. Retrieved February 16, 2021.