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Aspirin

SolventAmount needed to dissolve
1g of aspirin
Chloroform17ml
Ether10-15ml
Ethyl alcohol5ml
Water (pure)300ml (25C); 100ml (37C)
Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid, ASA) eases symptoms of fever, pain, and inflammation (swelling and redness) and reduces the ability of the blood to clot. Aspirin relieves the mild to moderate discomfort caused by a variety of conditions including arthritis, headaches, infections, menstrual cramps or pain, minor injuries, and other conditions.

Precautions

You should take special care in taking this medicine if you have any of the following conditions:

Side effects and overdose

Side effects that may require medical attention:

Side effects that usually don't require medical attention:

Things to watch while taking aspirin

If you have had surgery, do not take aspirin for 5 days. Aspirin can interfere with your body's ability to stop bleeding.

Aspirin can irritate your stomach. Drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes can make this irritation worse and may cause ulcers or bleeding problems. Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking aspirin to prevent irritation to your throat.

The LDLO for aspirin for oral administration in children is 104mg/kg.

The LD50 for aspirin for oral administration in rats is 200mg/kg, and 1750mg/kg in mammals generally.

Related information: Aspirin Toxicology