09.12.2019 00:32

Aspirin. Past, present and future

Aspirin. Past, present and future

Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is a salicylate drug, and is generally used as an analgesic for minor aches and pains, to reduce fever, and also as an anti-inflammatory drug. Acetylsalicylic acid is a derivative of salicylate, which can be found in such plants as willow trees and myrtle.

The first mentions about medical remedies based willow-tree appear still about 3000 years BC. In 1890 Friedrich Carl Duisberg, a German chemist and industrialist became a head of the management of Bayer, a large German company.

Aspirin is one of the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, as well as migraines and fever.

Therapeutic uses of aspirin:
1. Mild to moderate pain
2. Rheumatic fever (in higher doses)
3. Rheumatic arthritis (in higher doses)
4. To inhibit platelet aggregations (blood clot formations) to reduce risk of transient ischemic attacks and unstable angina (in lower doses)
5. For the prevention of stroke (in lower doses)
6. For the prevention of myocardial infarction in patients with cardiovascular disease.
7. For some heart disease and for some time of cancer

It has a lot of bad side effects. The most common side effects of aspirin are:
- Irritation of the stomach or gut
- Indigestion
- Nausea

The following side effects less common but more dangerous:
- Asthma symptoms may worsen
- Vomiting
- Inflammation of the stomach
- Stomach bleeding
- Bruising
- And the most dangerous is a hemorrhagic stroke.
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Aspirin become more and more popular and more and more people will use aspirin for purposes in future.

People should not take aspirin just because they've heard it can help prevent a heart attack or stroke. The less healthy people's heart and arteries, the more likely the advantages of taking aspirin will outweigh any risks.

A. А. Abramova, А. V. Megera

Aspirin. Past, present and future

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