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
- Common cold