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Aspi-Cor

Generic name: aspirin (oral) [ AS-pir-in ]
Brand names: Arthritis Pain, Aspi-Cor, Aspir-Low, Bayer Plus, Durlaza, ... show all 8 brands
Drug classes: Platelet aggregation inhibitors, Salicylates

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on Jun 28, 2021. Written by Cerner Multum.

What is Aspi-Cor?

Aspi-Cor is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate) that is used to treat pain, and reduce fever or inflammation.

Aspi-Cor is sometimes used to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain (angina). This medicine should be used for these conditions only under the supervision of a doctor.

Aspi-Cor may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Warnings

Aspi-Cor can cause Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.

Before taking this medicine

Using Aspi-Cor in a child or teenager with flu symptoms or chickenpox can cause a serious or fatal condition called Reye's syndrome.

You should not use Aspi-Cor if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

  • a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding;

  • a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia; or

  • if you have ever had an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction after taking Aspi-Cor or an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

Taking Aspi-Cor during late pregnancy may cause bleeding in the mother or the baby during delivery. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

You should not breastfeed while using Aspi-Cor.

How should I take Aspi-Cor?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.

Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving Aspi-Cor to a child.

Take with food if Aspi-Cor upsets your stomach.

You must chew the chewable tablet before you swallow it.

Do not crush, chew, break, or open an enteric-coated or delayed/extended-release pill. Swallow it whole.

Tell your doctor if you have a planned surgery.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Do not use Aspi-Cor if you smell a strong vinegar odor in the this medicine bottle. The medicine may no longer be effective.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Aspi-Cor is used when needed. If you are on a dosing schedule, skip any missed dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose may cause stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, vision or hearing problems, fast or slow breathing, or confusion.

What should I avoid while taking Aspi-Cor?

Avoid alcohol. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Avoid taking ibuprofen if you take Aspi-Cor to prevent stroke or heart attack. Ibuprofen can make this medicine less effective in protecting your heart and blood vessels. Ask your doctor how far apart your doses should be.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using other medicines for pain, fever, swelling, or cold/flu symptoms. They may contain ingredients similar to Aspi-Cor (such as magnesium salicylate, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).

Aspi-Cor side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Aspi-Cor may cause serious side effects. Stop using Aspi-Cor and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • ringing in your ears, confusion, hallucinations, rapid breathing, seizure (convulsions);

  • severe nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain;

  • bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;

  • fever lasting longer than 3 days; or

  • swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days.

Common side effects of Aspi-Cor may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Aspi-Cor?

Ask your doctor before using Aspi-Cor if you take an antidepressant. Taking certain antidepressants with this medicine may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using Aspi-Cor with any other medications, especially:

This list is not complete. Other drugs may affect Aspi-Cor, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Popular FAQ

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Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.