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Aspirin can be dangerous

It may be unsafe if overdosed or not in line with the recommendations
It may be unsafe if overdosed or not in line with the recommendations

In 1899 the company "Bayer" started production of the drug called "Aspirin" - anti-inflammatory analgesic for the temperature removal. For more than a century, scientists have discovered many different uses of this drug, which makes it truly unique in the history of pharmacy.

Currently each year the world consumes more than 40,000 tonnes of this drug. But despite a solid age, aspirin is still fraught with secrets. Its mechanism of action is sufficiently complex and not fully studied. Like any other drug, it may be unsafe if overdosed or not used in line with the recommendations.

As for analgesic activity Aspirin is close to narcotics. It has some psychoactive effect. Many people taking aspirin get dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss, visual disturbances,  gastrointestinal and uterine bleeding. Few know that the lethal dose of aspirin for humans is only 30-40 grams, and for children - 10. However, this is acid!

Research shows that the incidence of gastric damage in volunteers receiving aspirin for 7 consecutive days was 22%. The danger lies in the fact that negative effects may not occur immediately.

It is also estimated that in the United States alone around 16,000 people die annually because of taking aspirin and similar products.  Many people have expressed hypersensitivity to aspirin, which can lead to the development of bronchial asthma and subsequent complications.

Aspirin is a common cause of poisoning in young children. Treatment children for flu or smallpox with aspirin increases risk of developing the syndrome of Ray - a disease which can cause severe destruction in brain and liver, ending with a near fatal in 20 to 40 percent of cases.

Substances contained in the aspirin and paracetamol, affect the brain development of the embryo. Therefore, use of aspirin in pregnant women should be avoided. For men in some cases the decreased libido occurs.

Specialists advise that aspirin should not be taken under the age of 21 and over 65 years, unless it is explicitly recommended.

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) remains the best-selling medication. In its various forms and dosages, it differs not only by price but also by its action. "Ordinary" aspirin (i.e. that in tablet form) is best taken with milk. It works in half an hour, but its effects are maintained up to 3 hours. Its soluble analogue act after 10 minutes but even so its operation is about 2 times shorter.


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