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Aspir-Low

Generic name: aspirin (oral) (AS pir in)
Brand name: Arthritis Pain, Aspi-Cor, Aspir-Low, Bayer Plus, Durlaza, Ecotrin, Miniprin, Vazalore
Drug class: Platelet aggregation inhibitors, Salicylates

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

What is Aspir-Low?

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

Aspir-Low 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.

Aspir-Low may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Warnings

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

Before taking this medicine

Using Aspir-Low 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 Aspir-Low 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 Aspir-Low or an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

Taking Aspir-Low 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 Aspir-Low.

How should I take Aspir-Low?

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

Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving Aspir-Low to a child.

Take with food if Aspir-Low 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 Aspir-Low if you smell a strong vinegar odor in the this medicine bottle. The medicine may no longer be effective.

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What happens if I miss a dose?

Aspir-Low 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 Aspir-Low?

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

Avoid taking ibuprofen if you take Aspir-Low 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 Aspir-Low (such as magnesium salicylate, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).

Aspir-Low 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.

Stop using Aspir-Low 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 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 Aspir-Low?

Ask your doctor before using Aspir-Low 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 Aspir-Low with any other medications, especially:

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

Frequently asked questions

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.