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Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation.

Ecotrin (aspirin) can be used for pain and fever relief or heart protection, and is generally very safe and affordable.

3.8/ 5 average rating with 533 reviewsforaspirin
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Upsides
  • Ecotrin (aspirin) provides the best protection for your heart to prevent heart attacks and stroke with the lowest risk of side effects
  • It is available over-the-counter in drugstores on its own and in combination with other cold and flu medications.
  • Ecotrin (aspirin) is available as a cheaper, generic form.
  • Ecotrin (aspirin) is available in several forms, including tablets, chewable tablets, and suppositories.
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Downsides
  • Ecotrin (aspirin) is not a preferred medication for treating pain, inflammation, or fever due to the high risk of bleeding.
  • Ecotrin (aspirin) increases the risk of bleeding, especially when used with other blood thinner medications like Coumadin (warfarin).
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Used for
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Primary; Prophylaxis Cerebrovascular accident
  • Secondary; Prophylaxis Coronary stent stenosis
  • Subacute; Prophylaxis Coronary stent stenosis; Prophylaxis - Diabetes mellitus Femoral artery occlusion
  • After percutaneous coronary intervention; Prophylaxis Percutaneous coronary intervention - Thrombosis; Prophylaxis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Suppository
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
533 reviews so far
76%
saidit'sworth it
41%
saiditworked well
6%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Ecotrin (aspirin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Pletal (Cilostazol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Reye's Syndrome in children
    • Children 18 years or younger
    • Children recovering from viral infections
  • Bleeding
    • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
    • Taking Ecotrin (aspirin), NSAIDs, or blood thinners
    • Alcohol use
    • People 75 years and older taking high dose (325mg) of Ecotrin (aspirin)
  • Serious allergic reactions
    • Allergy to Ecotrin (aspirin)
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