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Acetylsalicylic acid
Essential medicine status
General description
Acetylsalicylic acid is used for the management of mild to moderate pain such as headache, acute migraine, transient musculoskeletal pain, dysmenorrhoea and for reducing fever. It is also used for its antiplatelet properties.
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Non-opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIMs)
  • Oral > Solid: 100 to 500 mg
  • Local > Rectal > Suppository: 50 to 150 mg
Indications
Section
Antimigraine medicines > For treatment of acute attack
  • Oral > Solid: 300 to 500 mg
Indications
Section
Anti-platelet medicines
  • Oral > Solid: 100 mg
Section
Juvenile joint diseases
  • Oral > Solid: 100 to 500 mg
  • Local > Rectal > Suppository: 50 to 150 mg