Ecosprin is used as an analgesic to rapidly relieve of minor to moderate aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Ecosprin belongs to a class of drugs which is known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Name of DrugEcosprin (Sometimes Ecosprin is also referred to as: Aspirin, Ecospr, Ecotrin, Bufferin and many others).
Manufacturer of EcosprinUSV Ltd.
Active pharmaceutical Ingredient in Ecosprin
The Active pharmaceutical Ingredient present in Ecosprin Tablets is acetyl salicylic acid.
What is Ecosprin Used ForEcosprin is used as an analgesic for rapid relief of minor to moderate aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication.
Ecosprin is also used long-term, at low doses, to help prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk for developing blood clots. It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack and stroke.
Ecosprin used for the treatment of inflammation, fever, and pain that results from many forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's syndrome, and osteoarthritis, as well as for soft tissue injuries, such as tendinitis and bursitis. Aspirin also is used for rapid relief of mild to moderate pain and fever in other inflammatory conditions.
Ecosprin Tablets DosageEcosprin should be taken with food.
Usual doses for mild to moderate pain are 325 mg every 4 hours
Doses for rheumatoid arthritis include 325 mg every 4-6 hours
Heart attacks are prevented with 75, 150 or 325 mg daily.
Drug Class and MechanismEcosprin is a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) effective in treating fever, pain, and inflammation in the body. It also prevents blood clots (i.e., is antithrombotic). As a group, NSAIDs are non-narcotic relievers of mild to moderate pain of many causes, including headaches, injury, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Other members of this class include ibuprofen (Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), and several others. They all work by reducing the levels of prostaglandins, chemicals that are released when there is inflammation and that cause pain and fever. NSAIDs block the enzyme that makes prostaglandins (cyclooxygenase), resulting in lower concentrations of prostaglandins. As a consequence, inflammation, pain, and fever are reduced. Inhibition of prostaglandins also reduces the function of platelets and the ability of blood to clot. Ecosprininhibits the function of platelets in a manner that is different from other NSAIDs, and its antithrombotic effects last longer than other NSAIDs. This is why Ecosprinis is used for preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Missed DoseTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Ecosprin Tablets - StorageEcosprin Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 20-25 C (68-77 F), in a sealed container, avoiding moisture
Warnings and PrecautionsEcosprin is associated with several suspected or probable interactions that affect the action of other drugs. The following examples are the most common of the suspected interactions.
NSAIDs may increase the blood levels of lithium (Eskalith) by reducing the excretion of lithium by the kidneys. Increased levels of lithium may lead to lithium toxicity.
Ecosprin may reduce the blood pressure lowering effects of blood pressure medications. This may occur because prostaglandins have a role in the regulation of blood pressure.
Ecosprin Tablets - ContraindicationsAllergy:
Ecosprin is contraindicated in patients with a known allergy to class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and in patients with the syndrome of asthma, rhinitis, and nasal polyps. Ecosprin may cause severe urticaria, angioedema or bronospasm(asthma)
Ecosprin should not be administered to Children or teenagers for viral infections with or without fever, because of the risk of Reye's Syndrome with concomitant use of Ecosprin in certain cases.
Side Effects of Ecosprin TabletsThe main undesirable side effects of aspirin are gastrointestinal ulcers, stomach bleeding, and tinnitus, especially in higher doses. In children and adolescents, aspirin is no longer used to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of Reye's syndrome.
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