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User Reviews for Aspirin

Also known as: Acetylsalicylic Acid, Ecotrin, Bayer Aspirin, Aspir 81, Easprin, Vazalore, Ascriptin, Bufferin, Aspir-Low, Arthritis Pain, Aspirin Low Strength, Durlaza, Ecotrin Adult Low Strength, Acuprin 81, Buffered Aspirin, St. Joseph 81 mg Aspirin Enteric Safety-Coated, Empirin, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Aspergum, Bayer Aspirin Extra Strength Plus, Entercote, Bufferin Arthritis Strength, Ascriptin Enteric, Bayer Women's Aspirin With Calcium, Miniprin, Ascriptin Maximum Strength, Arthritis Foundation Pain Reliever, Bayer Aspirin with Heart Advantage, Fasprin, Aspi-Cor, Aspirtab, Bufferin Low Dose, Medi-Seltzer, Halfprin, St. Joseph 81 mg Chewable Aspirin, Aspiritab, Bayer Children's Aspirin, Buffex, Ecotrin Maximum Strength, Extra Strength Bayer, Genacote, Gennin-FC, Genprin, Tri-Buffered Aspirin, Entaprin, Bufferin Extra Strength, Norwich Aspirin Ecpirin Aspirin Lite Coat Migralex Heartline Bayer Advanced Aspirin Buffasal …show all brand names

Aspirin has an average rating of 7.9 out of 10 from a total of 44 ratings on Drugs.com. 71% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 12% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Pain  
6.7
12 reviews 1133 medications
Back Pain  
8.4
8 reviews 182 medications
Osteoarthritis  
8.3
4 reviews 357 medications
Sciatica  
7.3
3 reviews 282 medications
Heart Attack  
8.7
3 reviews 125 medications
Angina  
10.0
2 reviews 132 medications
Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis  
7.0
2 reviews 64 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis  
10.0
2 reviews 364 medications
Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis  
7.0
1 reviews 132 medications
Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation  
9.0
1 reviews 41 medications
Niacin Flush  
1 reviews 57 medications
Ischemic Stroke, Prophylaxis  
10.0
1 reviews 68 medications
Ischemic Stroke  
9.0
1 reviews 65 medications
Fever  
10.0
1 reviews 354 medications
Ankylosing Spondylitis  
1.0
1 reviews 149 medications
Transient Ischemic Attack  
10.0
1 reviews 61 medications
Summary of Aspirin reviews 7.9 44 reviews

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Reviews for Aspirin

Mike2K · Taken for 10 years or more · January 24, 2013

For Heart Attack: “My family has a history of heart attack so I always carry aspirin with me just in case. I found a wristband on the market that stores 2 aspirin in it. It is a great and convenient method of carrying aspirin around so I don't need a bulky bottle of it in my pocket. It is called the Beatfirst Aspirin Wristband for anyone else with the same problem.”

9 / 10
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Mark P M · August 17, 2009

For Sciatica: “I am 35 year old male with moderate to severe sciatica (pain from buttock to ankle) due to bulging disc L5 - S1. I found taking a 1000mg dose gave significant and almost total relief for about 1 to 2 hours. The effect was greater if the pain was not too severe, the best results came from taking Aspirin before the pain got severe. I also found that taking Aspirin without food made it work faster but I suffered stomach aches a consequence.”

7 / 10
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candy3389 · October 13, 2013

For Sciatica: “I have severe sciatica as a result of cyst on L5. Epidural failed, gave relief for a week before pain returned, and I am headed toward surgery to remove the cyst. I have found aspirin works better than Aleve (2 every 8 hours or 3 every 12 hours per my doc is OK) , Advil and Tylenol, 10 MG Norco and Gabapentin although I am stepping up bit by bit to a full dose of gabapentin and maybe eventually that will help. On a scale of 1-10 my pain is a 10 and the aspirin will cut it down to a 3-4 for a couple of hours.”

8 / 10
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Idaho · Taken for 10 years or more · October 5, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: “I have been taking 3-325 mg enteric aspirin tablets in the am and pm for 30 years That is 975 mgs per dose. When I have to go off aspirin for surgery, my hands get seriously inflamed and stiff and painful. I have never had any stomach problems with enteric aspirin. Recently, aspirin has become hard to find in large quantities like Costco and Walgreens used to sell. In small quantities, it costs 3 times as much per tablet. Please, somebody return to selling it in large economy sizes.”

10 / 10
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stricklerdavea · February 13, 2014

Arthritis Pain (aspirin) for Heart Attack: “I have rheumatoid arthritis and take an aspirin per day for my heart. It is effective in relieving headaches, especially quick if the tablet is chewed. Read the side effects to receive best results. Dosage I use is two, repeated as needed every few hours. This based on my needs and experience.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · November 14, 2011

Bayer Aspirin (aspirin) for Back Pain: “It works. I always take Bayer when I have a headache, and it always works. I took store brand aspirin for four days battling a headache, and it just DID NOT work at ALL. Popped two expired Bayer today and they still worked like magic on both my back pain from menstruation and the headache I haven't been able to get over. I feel so much better that I literally went online to write a review about it. If that doesn't convince you, I don't know what will. Try it, it works.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous · January 23, 2012

For Osteoarthritis: “I have found that aspirin has been an amazing help with the arthritis pain that I have dealt with over the years. I don%u2019t know what got into me to give aspirin a try but am I ever glad that I did! I had thought that naproxen was the best I could do for pain using over the counter medicines since it had been a prescription drug at the time it was prescribed for me for this several years ago. However, at least for my shoulder pain problem, it has been the other way around. ”

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Beebe · Taken for 1 to 2 years · April 27, 2018

Bayer Women's Aspirin With Calcium (aspirin) for Ischemic Stroke, Prophylaxis: “It's the only aspirin product I can tolerate. All others, even "coated" low dose aspirin cause GI upset. It's also significantly more expensive. For some reason lately I have been having difficulty finding this product. That said, I'm glad I found an aspirin product that does not cause GI upset (I take it for stroke prevention which is very rampant in my family).”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 31, 2015

For Pain: “Aspirin is not a very effective pain reliever and has unacceptable side effects for me. Namely, gastritis and ulcer. I traded my daily ibuprofen for a daily aspirin after reading about its cardiovascular and cancer-preventing properties. A month later, my stomach is wrecked. I don't smoke, drink or do anything else that would damage my stomach this way. I'm a healthy 30-year-old. My symptoms include nausea, burning pain in my back and shoulders, gas, bloating, indigestion and weakness. I'm now taking Prilosec, Zantac and Tums with little relief. While daily aspirin can save lives, it can also be harmful. It's slightly harder on your stomach than other NSAIDs. Don't take it unless you actually NEED it.”

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JohnHalo · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 28, 2014

Stanback Analgesic (aspirin) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I have rheumatoid arthritis in my shoulders and hands. My doc has had me try several different NSAID's for it. I was having the best results with plain old ibuprofen. But I was having to take 16 - 20 200 mg tablets a day. I saw Stanback at a local discount store and got 2 boxes. I was suffering terribly from the shoulder and hand pain and was willing to try anything. I tried Stanback, and it was like a miracle for me! If you're not familiar with Stanback it is a headache powder you can either take mixed with a liquid or pour straight on the tongue. It's very old school but works well and doesn't even taste bad.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · July 25, 2010

For Pain: “This would be the second most effective NSAID for me, behind Motrin but well ahead of Aleve or other OTC's of any type - It is my preference for "cold and flu" because it breaks a fever pretty quick. If there is a downside, it's that if I take 2 or 3 a day for more than a week, it definitely causes a ringing in my ears, loud. Short-term or simple pain, the old school aspirin just works.”

9 / 10
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Fatso · Taken for less than 1 month · July 23, 2019

Ecotrin Maximum Strength (aspirin) for Sciatica: “For one week I have been suffering for progressive sciatica pain in left leg when standing. For the last two days it has been an "8" on the pain scale when standing with no relief from Tramadol , ibuprofen, tylenol or naproxen sodium. Today tried Ecotrin 500 mg with some relief....Hopeful...”

7 / 10
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Anonymous · August 18, 2008

Ascriptin Maximum Strength (aspirin) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: “I have used this aspirin for about 30 years to help with rheumatoid arthritis. I miss it terribly when I have to stop it for tests or medical procedures. The coating helps to keep it from hurting my stomach. ”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · June 22, 2012

Bufferin (aspirin) for Pain: “After having ulcers the doctor recomended bufferin for pain, that was 40 years ago. I have relied on that and extra strength bufferin since then. Since it was taken off the market I have tried others but they do not work as well. Please please bring the bufferin back.”

10 / 10
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Renlynn · June 29, 2009

For Back Pain: “Have tried Motrin, Aleve, Tylenol for back pain and nothing works as well. Take it with food and take a brand that is coated and even the few side effects are lessened. It's still the safest and most effective in my personal view.”

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hrthota · December 11, 2008

For Thromboembolic Stroke Prophylaxis: “I have been using 150mg of aspirin everyday for the last 4 years. I have confirmed Diabetes and borderline high blood pressure. I don't find any side effects. The rest of the health parameters are okay.”

9 / 10
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Michelangelo · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 8, 2018

Bufferin Low Dose (aspirin) for Pain: “Due to intestinal bleeding, I cannot take typical NSAIDs for heart attack preventative care. However, because of the 'buffering'/magnesium in this product, I can, but in small doses. I cannot find 81 mg of Bufferin so I take a 326 mg tablet and quarter it, taking it in the evening, 98% of the time without a bleeding problem. When I have joint pain, I may double it but then bleeding can become a problem, again.”

8 / 10
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Tylenol · Taken for 10 years or more · December 27, 2021

For Osteoarthritis: “What I told my Physical Therapist today, about what Tylenol does as far as helping my pain goes, that it curbs the sharp, piercing, type of pain that is not tolerable. My Chronic Osteo, plus many Fractures, Replacements and Removals. Told I have very, thin, long Bones, and Painful, Avascular Necrosis. I also have had many injuries, most recently, from Seizures, slips and falls. Suggestions for the best Pain Meds. for regular 7- 10 Pain #'s ? Unmanageable.”

6 / 10
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Iory · Taken for 10 years or more · November 16, 2017

For Osteoarthritis: “Aspirin suits me best because I do not suffer from H-Pylori,otherwise,it may cause ulcers although Lansoprasol or Omepresol can prevent the stomach issues. The reason that Aspirin is best is because it helps along with Vit C and Omega 3 to lubricate the joints which is essential for painless movement. I sometimes inter-change with Ibuprofen which because it is coated lasts longer than Aspirin but I have no knowledge of Naproxen.”

8 / 10
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Missy · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 2, 2022

Vazalore (aspirin) for Pain: “I liked it at first until I started seeing bruising on different parts of my body like on arm. I will discontinue use for it to stop. Not 100% sure this caused it, but when I started meds that's when I saw it. Anyone else notice this?”

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Dave · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 26, 2019

For Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation: “It appears that I got a rash from Eliquis. Am on aspirin and rash appears to be going away.”

9 / 10
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Double D · Taken for 5 to 10 years · February 5, 2020

St. Joseph Aspirin (aspirin) for Angina: “My doctor put me on St.Joseph Aspirin. I have not had no problems , I would totally recommend it.”

10 / 10
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cccv2 · October 27, 2013

For Back Pain: “Asprin is much better,than Advil,Aleve for back pain and pain in joints. It's cheap and effective. The biggest disadvantage for aspirin is gastrointestinal disturbances.”

10 / 10
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clevelandrealtor · Taken for 2 to 5 years · December 30, 2013

Bayer Aspirin (aspirin) for Heart Attack: “Good blood thinner”

7 / 10
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sjp in Sacramento · August 19, 2013

For Pain: “I have been taking aspirin for the last 35 years or so for headache related pain. It is far more effective than Tylenol or ibuprofen. It's pretty safe and very affordable.”

9 / 10
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