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    ASPIRIN Buffered

    precautions

    What should I know regarding pregnancy, nursing and administering ASPIRIN Buffered to children or the elderly?

    If you are:

    Pregnant:

    FDB Only When Necessary: AVOID CHRONIC HIGH DOSE

    FDB Contraindicated or Not Recommended: NO FDA CATEGORY; NOT RECOMMENDED ESPECIALLY IN 3RD TRIMESTER OR NEAR TERM

    Nursing:

    No Known Risk: POOR GI ABSORPTION

    No Known Risk: EXCRETED IN ANIMAL STUDIES;POOR GI ABSORPTION

    Absolute Contraindication: ONE REPORT OF METABOLIC ACIDOSIS; RISK OF REYE'S SYND IN VIRAL ILLNESS.

    An adult over 60:

    management or monitoring precaution: Gastrointestinal-Aspirin doses > 325 mg/day carry an increased risk for hemorrhage, GI bleed and ulceration. Lower doses preferred.

    management or monitoring precaution: May cause constipation. Overuse may affect bone mineralization.

    Giving ASPIRIN buffered to a child under 12:

    management or monitoring precaution: Rare risk of osteomalacia with high dose therapy.

    Severe Precaution: Reye syndrome risk with viral illness, fever, and/or flu symptoms.

    management or monitoring precaution: Not recommended as an antacid age < 2 years.

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