GENERIC NAME:Acetylsalicylic acid
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
WHAT DOGS/CATS SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION?
- This medication should not be used in cats
- Animals with liver or kidney disease
- Animals with gastrointestinal disease
- Animals with bleeding disorders
- Animals that require future surgery
- Animals with asthma
- Animals that may be pregnant or nursing
- Animals that are pediatric or geriatric
- Animals with a known hypersensitivity or allergy to this drug should not take this medication
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- There are many other drugs that are safer and more effective for treating pain
- This medication can affect the gastrointestinal system causing loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach ulcers, and diarrhea
- This medication can affect the liver and kidneys
- If these symptoms persist or you notice anything else unusual, contact your veterinarian
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Yes, but possible interactions may occur when giving acetylsalicylic acid in conjunction with: acetazolamide, ammonium chloride, ascorbic acid, corticosteroids, digoxin, furosemide, gentamicin, heparin, methionine, any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (ex. acetaminphen, deracoxib, carprofen, ibuprofen, meloxicam), sodium bicarbonate, spironolactone, phenobarbital, and warfarin
- Drugs other than those listed may also interact with acetylsalicylic acid
- Do not give new food or medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your pet experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
- When your pet will need to be rechecked
- What tests may need to be performed prior to and during treatment with this drug
- What are the risks and benefits of using this
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
This is just a summary of information about acetylsalicylic acid. If you have any questions or concerns about acetylsalicylic acid or the condition it was prescribed for, please contact your veterinarian.