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Brand name: Ecotrin

Ecotrin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) aspirin. On this page you will find out more about Ecotrin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: aspirin

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Ecotrin | myVMC

Aspirin is used for Relief of pain of mild to moderate severity Relief of fever in patients older than 18 years of age Preventing the formation of blood clots Pain relief in patients with bone metastases Migraine tension headache Rheumatoid arthritis Osteoarthritis Acute rheumatic feverIn children Aspirin may be used in Rheumatic fever Juvenile chronic arthritis Kawasakis diseaseAspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that relieves pain and reduces fever by blocking prostaglandin synthesis by inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclo-oxygenaseChildren Rheumatic fever and juvenile chronic arthritis The initial dose is 15??20 mg/kg every 6 hours Maintenance dosing is 20 mg/kg every 4??6 hoursKawasakis disease The initial dose is 10 mg/kg every 8 hours until the fever settles Maintenance dosing is 3??5 mg/kg once a dayFor further information talk to your doctor

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