Ecotrin

(aspirin)

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Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation.

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

Quick facts about aspirin
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (aspirin)

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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How it works

Ecotrin (aspirin) is a salicylate and a broad non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammatory process in the body, which relieves swelling and pain. It also prevents blood clotting, which protects the heart from heart attack and stroke.

Quick facts about aspirin
  • Drug class: Cardiovascular
  • Rx status: Prescription or OTC
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (aspirin)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Suppository
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What to expect when you take Ecotrin (aspirin) for Fever

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  • Possible side effects
  • Stomach bleeding
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Bleeding
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Risks and Warnings for Ecotrin (aspirin)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Children 18 years or younger
    • Children recovering from viral infections

    Ecotrin (aspirin) use is linked to a rare but serious condition called Reye's syndrome that occurs when it is used by children with viral infections. Reye's syndrome causes liver and brain swelling. Don't give Ecotrin (aspirin) or any medications with Ecotrin (aspirin) as an ingredient to sick children. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about recommendations for sick children.

Common concerns from people taking Ecotrin (aspirin)

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Food
  • Take with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.