secondary prevention of thrombotic cerebrovascular or cardiovascular disease, and following by-pass surgery
Cautions : asthma; uncontrolled hypertension; previous peptic ulceration; concomitant use of drugs that increase risk of bleeding
Aspirin is indicated for headache, and pyrexia. In inflammatory conditions, most physicians prefer anti-inflammatory treatment with another NSAID which may better toleraded and more convenient for the patient.
Aspirin is used increasingly for its antiplatelet properties.
Gastric irritation may be a problem; it is minimised by taking the dose after food. Enteric-coated preparation are available, but have a slow onset of action and are therefore unsuitable for single-dose analgesic use.