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What are the side effects of aspirin?

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The most common side effects of aspirin are stomach pain, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, and vomiting. Stomach irritation can lead to ulcers and bleeding in the stomach.

You can reduce the risk of stomach problems by taking aspirin with food or milk.

Other possible risks of aspirin include:

If you have any of these, call your doctor.

  • Allergic reactions (hives, facial swelling, wheezing, and asthma)
  • Excessive bleeding and bruising
  • Ringing in the ears and slight deafness

From: What’s In Your Arthritis Medicine? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/7/2019

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

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