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History of Aspirin

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The structure of the talk 1) History of Aspirin Who discovered it? Mohammed How was it used? 2) The structure of it Russell 3) Extraction of Aspirin Jiten 4) Useful facts and Advices Mohammed History of Aspirin The properties of the pain relieving bark of the willow tree have been known since the ancient times. 'Salicin' which is an active ingredient is found within the willow bark was first isolated in 1829 by Leroux. Experimental work and further research led to the discovery of 'ASPIRIN' by a German chemist Dr Felix Hoffman. A pharmaceutical company called 'Bayer' around 1899 introduced it into the marketplace. Aspirin is effective as a pain relief and fever reduction. ...read more.

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* Take it with milk, food or as an antacid to prevent stomach upset. * Do not break, chew or crush the enteric-coated tablets. These have a special coating to protect your stomach. Swallow them whole. * Avoid alcohol (infact avoid it totally) because if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages a day, the risk of stomach bleeding may increase, so use your head for once and don't drink at all!!! Who should not take aspirin? Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have: * an allergy to aspirin * more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day * an ulcer or stomach bleeding in your stomach * Liver disease * Kidney disease * Bleeding disorder * Heart disease * High blood pressure * Asthma Do ...read more.

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What happens if I overdose? then you are an idiot! * Seek medical attention * Symptoms of aspirin overdose include ringing in the ears, headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, seizures, fever and possibly COMA! What are the possible side effects of aspirin? If you experience any of these serious side effects, stop taking aspirin and seek medical attention: * allergic reaction (breathing difficulty, closing of your throat, swelling of your lips, tongue or face) * blood in your urine or vomit * decreased hearing * seizures, dizziness, confusion or hallucination Less serious side effects * heartburn or indigestion * faint ringing in the ears * drowsiness or headache. Where can I get more information? Try your local pharmacist; they tend to have additional information about aspirin written for health professionals that you may read. ...read more.

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