aspirin suppository - rectal (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Irritation of the rectal area may occur. If this effect persists or worsens, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: easy bruising/bleeding, difficulty hearing, ringing in the ears, change in the amount of urine, persistent or severe nausea/vomiting, unexplained tiredness, dizziness, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes/skin.This drug may rarely cause serious bleeding from the stomach/intestine or other areas of the body. If you notice any of the following unlikely but very serious side effects, seek immediate medical attention: black/tarry stools, persistent or severe stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes or severe headache.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking aspirin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other salicylates (e.g., choline salicylate); or to other pain relievers or fever reducers (acetaminophen, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, naproxen); or if you have any other allergies.If your have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication: kidney or liver disease, diabetes, stomach problems (e.g., ulcers, heartburn, stomach pain), bleeding/blood-clotting disorders (e.g., hemophilia, vitamin K deficiency, low platelet count), aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs), growths in the nose (nasal polyps), gout, anemia, certain enzyme deficiencies (pyruvate kinase or G6-PD deficiency).This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol and tobacco, especially when combined with this product, may increase your risk for this side effect. Limit alcoholic beverages, and stop smoking. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.The elderly may be more sensitive to the side effects of the drug, especially stomach ulcers.This drug contains aspirin. Children and teenagers should not use aspirin if they have chickenpox, influenza or any undiagnosed illness without first consulting a doctor about Reyes syndrome, a rare but serious illness.Aspirin is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication if you are or think you may be pregnant. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking this medication. Do not use this medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy because of possible harm to the unborn baby or problems during delivery.Aspirin passes into breast milk and may have harmful effects on the nursing infant. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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