Aspirin is a trademark which, over time, became a common noun to refer to the acetylsalicylic acid. East drug is used as antipyretic (to reduce fever) and how analgesic (to mitigate pain).
The brand Aspirin belonging to Bayer, a pharmaceutical and chemical company based in Germany. Bayer, like many others laboratories, presents aspirin in different formats (such as tablets, granules, effervescent tablets, effervescent granules, etc.).
It is believed that the human being began to take advantage of salicylic acid found in the leaves of willows (genus Salix) more than 2,400 years ago. Much closer in time, in 1853, the French Charles Frédéric Gerhardt managed to synthesize acetylsalicylic acid from the combination of sodium salicylate and acetyl chloride.
Aspirin is generally a remedy over the counter: that is, a prescription signed by a doctor is not needed to purchase it at a pharmacy. It is common for a person to take aspirin when their head, back, or muscles hurt, or when they have cold or flu symptoms. In any case, it is best to always consult a doctor before resorting to any type of remedy.
In certain cases a doctor may suggest the development of a therapy with the daily aspirin useas it may help reduce the risk of a heart attack. However, this recommendation is not valid for any individual: those who have a history of bleeding or have certain allergies should not adopt a therapy of this kind, for example.