Aspen

How does Aspen work?

Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may help reduce swelling (inflammation).

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if aspen is safe. Skin reactions, such as rashes, can occur if aspen comes in contact with the skin.

Don't drink alcohol while taking aspen. Alcohol can increase the risk and seriousness of bleeding in the stomach and intestines.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking aspen if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Aspirin allergy: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may cause a reaction in people who are allergic to aspirin.

Stomach ulcers: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make stomach ulcers worse.

Diabetes: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make diabetes worse.

Gout: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make gout worse.

A blood disorder such as hemophilia or hypoprothrombinemia: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make blood disorders worse.

Liver disease: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make liver disease worse.

Kidney disease: Aspen contains a chemical that is very similar to aspirin. This chemical, known as salicin, may make kidney disease worse.


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