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This drug is a pain relief medication. Acetylsalicylic acid is available as tablets, gels and powders.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
- Given by mouth
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To temporarily treat pain and inflammation
- To temporarily treat fever
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
Read and follow the prescription label carefully.
Give the exact amount prescribed and only as often as directed.
This medication should be given with food.
Give this medication for as long as your veterinarian directs. Do not skip doses or stop giving the medication without consulting your veterinarian.
Baseline blood work is recommended to assess your pet's general health before starting this drug.
Periodic blood work is required to monitor acetylsalicylic acid's effect on the body if used for long periods.
Dose adjustments may be made based upon these results and an assessment of how your dog is responding clinically.
Call ahead for refills.
Ideally, give medication at the same time(s) daily.
Do not give this medication with any other medications that are used for treating pain.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is time already for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Do not give two doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Acetylsalicylic acid should be stored in a childproof container in a cool, dry place at room temperature away from heat and direct sunlight.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
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
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat has received this medication.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet receives more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT TO TELL/ASK A VETERINARIAN BEFORE GIVING MEDICATION?
Talk to your veterinarian about:
- 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
Tell your veterinarian about:
- If your pet has experienced side-effects on other drugs/products
- If your pet has experienced digestive upset now or ever
- If your pet has experienced liver or kidney disease now or ever
- If your pet has experienced any other medical problems or allergies now or ever
- All medicines and supplements that you are giving your pet or plan to give your pet, including those you can get without a prescription. Your veterinarian may want to check that all of your pet's medications can be given together.
- If your pet is pregnant, nursing or if you plan to breed your p
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.
As with all prescribed medicines, acetylsalicylic acid should only be given to the pet for which it was prescribed.
It should be given only for the condition for which it was prescribed.
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.