Acetylsalicylic Acid

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Acetylsalicylic Acid is a member of the following drug classes: platelet aggregation inhibitors, salicylates and is used to treat Angina, Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Aseptic Necrosis, Back Pain, Fever, Heart Attack, Ischemic Stroke, Ischemic Stroke - Prophylaxis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Kawasaki Disease, Myocardial Infarction - Prophylaxis, Niacin Flush, Osteoarthritis, Pain, Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation, Prosthetic Heart Valves - Thrombosis Prophylaxis, Prosthetic Heart Valves - Mechanical Valves - Thrombosis Prophylaxis, Revascularization Procedures - Prophylaxis, Rheumatic Fever, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Spondyloarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis and Transient Ischemic Attack.

Scheme

Ph. Eur.

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

A01AD05,B01AC06,N02BA01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000050-78-2

Chemical Formula

C9-H8-O4

Molecular Weight

180

Therapeutic Categories

Analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, NSAID

Antiplatelet agent: Irreversible cyclo-oxygenase inhibitor

Chemical Names

2-Acetoxybenzoic acid

2-Carboxyphenyl acetate

Benzoic acid, 2-(acetyloxy)-

Foreign Names

  • Acidum acetylsalicylicum (Latin)
  • Acetylsalicylsäure (German)
  • Acide acétylsalicylique (French)
  • Ácido acetylsalicílico (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Acide acétylsalicylique (OS: DCF)
  • Aspirin (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • ASA (IS)
  • ASS (IS)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (PH: Ph. Int. 4)
  • Acetylsalicylic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Acétylsalicylique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Acetylsalicylsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Acidum acetylsalicylicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Aspirin (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, USP 34)
  • Aspirin Lysine (OS: BANM)
  • DL-Lysin $IO$R-acetylsalicylat (IS)
  • DL-Lysinmono (IS: acetylsalicylat)
  • DL-Lysine (Acétylsalicylate de) (PH: Ph. Franç. X)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia

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