Aspirin Side Effects, How it Works, Upsides, Downsides & Tips

Aspirin is a salicylate. This medication is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks a certain substance in the human body, thereby reducing pain and swelling. Before giving it to a child younger than 12 years, consult your healthcare provider.


Aspirin is used in the treatment of the following:

  • In the reduction of fever
  • Reduction in pain and swelling in arthritis
  • Muscle aches
  • Toothaches
  • Common cold
  • Headaches
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