On this episode of the Real Life Pharmacology Podcast, I discuss aspirin pharmacology.
The two most common adverse effects with aspirin are GI upset and increasing the risk for bleeding and bruising.
A commonly asked test question about aspirin is whether it can be used in pediatrics and what risk we encounter if we use it.
Another rare effect with aspirin is tinnitus which I discuss further on this episode.
It is critical to pay attention to other medications that can thin the blood in a patient taking aspirin. Examples include anticoagulants like warfarin, apixaban, rivaroxaban; antiplatelets like clopidogrel or prasugrel; or NSAIDs.