Class: Nonopioid analgesic, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory antipyretic, antiplatelet
Uses: Mild to moderate pain or fever, including RA, osteoarthritis, thromboembolic disorders, TIAs, rheumatic fever, post-MI, prophylaxis of MI, ischemic stroke, angina
Action: Blocks pain impulses in CNS. Reduces inflammation by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis; antipyretic action results from vasodilation of peripheral vessels; decreases platelet aggregation.
Nursing Considerations: Hepatoxicity, Ototoxicity (tinnitus), Allergic reactions may occur, may cause GI bleeding/heartburn administer with milk or food