Generic name: aspirin (oral) [ AS-pir-in ]
Brand names: Arthritis Pain, Aspi-Cor, Aspir-Low, Bayer Plus, Durlaza, ... show all 8 brands Ecotrin, Miniprin, Vazalore
Drug classes: Platelet aggregation inhibitors, Salicylates
What is Bayer Plus?
Bayer Plus is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate) that is used to treat pain, and reduce fever or inflammation.
Bayer Plus 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.
Bayer Plus may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Bayer Plus can cause Reye's syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.
Before taking this medicine
Using Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus or an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).
Tell your doctor if you have ever had:
asthma or seasonal allergies;
a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
Taking Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus.
How should I take Bayer Plus?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor.
Always follow directions on the medicine label about giving Bayer Plus to a child.
Take with food if Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus 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?
Bayer Plus 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.
What should I avoid while taking Bayer Plus?
Avoid alcohol. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.
Avoid taking ibuprofen if you take Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus (such as magnesium salicylate, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen).
Bayer Plus 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.
Bayer Plus may cause serious side effects. Stop using Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus?
Ask your doctor before using Bayer Plus 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 Bayer Plus with any other medications, especially:
Does aspirin help for menstrual cramps?
Aspirin may help menstrual pain. It is in a group of drugs called salicylates. It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation. Aspirin is used to treat mild to moderate pain, and also to reduce fever or inflammation. It is best taken with food and a glass of water.
Even though aspirin and Ibuprofen are both NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and work similarly, there are several differences between the two drugs and they are not considered interchangeable. Continue reading
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