Fast Five Quiz: Aspirin Use

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


January 03, 2020

Coadministration of dichlorphenamide with high-dose aspirin may result in anorexia, tachypnea, lethargy, and coma, and its use is contraindicated in this setting. Patients taking fish oil and an anticoagulant or any drug that affects coagulation (eg, aspirin) should be periodically monitored owing to potential increased bleeding risk. Aspirin increases levels of lithium by decreasing renal clearance and should be used with caution, with close monitoring. Likewise, aspirin should be used with caution in patients taking prednisone owing to increased risk for gastrointestinal ulceration.

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This Fast Five Quiz was excerpted and adapted from the Medscape Drugs & Diseases articles Aspirin, Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis, Colon Cancer, Salicylate Toxicity, Transient Ischemic Attack, and Ischemic Stroke.

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