ATC codes: N02BA01
Pain ICD11 code: ML0Z
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Oral > Solid: 100 to 500 mg
Local > Rectal > Suppository: 50 to 150 mg
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615)
Adolescents and adults
Therapeutic alternatives
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Acetylsalicylic acid was included on the first EML in 1977 as an analgesic/antipyretic/non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine. It was included in the complementary list of the first EMLc in 2007 specifically for use in rheumatic fever, juvenile arthritis, and Kawasaki disease. The EMLc Subcommittee agreed that the management of pain in children is an essential clinical need but that aspirin is not recommended for use in children under 16 years in many settings, and had only a limited role, if any, in the management of inflammatory conditions in children. This listing was deleted in 2013, and a new section (Section 30: Medicines for diseases of joints) was created which included acetylsalicylic acid for juvenile joint diseases.