Fast Five Quiz: Aspirin Use

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


January 03, 2020

Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is a commonly used antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent. It is frequently indicated to treat mild to moderate pain, fever, headaches, and acute minor injuries, as well as certain chronic conditions. Low-dose aspirin also plays a role in some prevention strategies for heart conditions, stroke, and colorectal cancer. A recent study even found that older adults (> 65 years) who regularly took aspirin had a significant reduction in mortality from all causes and from cancer, compared with individuals who didn't take aspirin.

Are you familiar with key recommendations and indications for aspirin use, as well as important aspects related to abuse and toxicity? Test your knowledge regarding this frequently used medication with this short quiz.


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