Aspirin side effects - from FDA reports

Summary

In this review, we analyze Aspirin side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Aspirin. The review is based on 378,365 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA. The information that eHealthMe analyzes includes:

  • Aspirin side effects over time
  • (applicable) Aspirin side effects by gender
  • Aspirin side effects by age


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Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on aspirin (the active ingredients of Aspirin) and Aspirin (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered.

What is Aspirin?

Aspirin has active ingredients of aspirin. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Aspirin 385,580 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.


On Feb, 21, 2019

378,365 people who take Aspirin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Aspirin side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  • Pneumonia
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)
1 - 6 months:
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Vomiting
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Gastric haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  • Death
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
6 - 12 months:
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Vomiting
  • Sudden death
  • Death
  • Premature baby
  • Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
1 - 2 years:
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Vomiting
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Gastric haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)
  • Ulcer haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer)
  • Pneumonia
  • Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  • Death
2 - 5 years:
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Death
  • Vomiting
  • Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis (a form of nephritis affecting the interstitium of the kidneys surrounding the tubules)
5 - 10 years:
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Ulcer haemorrhage (bleeding ulcer)
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Haemoglobin decreased
10+ years:
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Melaena (the passage of black, tarry stools)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Death
  • Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)
  • Pneumonia
  • Subdural haematoma (blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain)
  • Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
not specified:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pneumonia
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Rash

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pneumonia
  • Drug ineffective
  • Rash
  • Death
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  • Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  • Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (upper gastrointestinal bleeding)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)

Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Premature baby
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Death
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Foetal exposure during pregnancy (exposing your unborn child to contraindicated in pregnancy leads birth defect)
  • Respiratory syncytial virus infection (viral disease of respiratory system)
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Vomiting
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Pneumonia
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Rash
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  • Reye's syndrome (sudden (acute) brain damage and liver function problems of unknown cause)
  • Therapeutic agent toxicity (poisoning by ability to cure substance)
  • Accidental drug intake by child
  • Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)
  • Drug ineffective
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Intentional overdose
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Drug hypersensitivity
  • Drug ineffective
20-29:
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Weight decreased
  • Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Intentional overdose
  • Urticaria (rash of round, red welts on the skin that itch intensely)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight increased
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
30-39:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Weight decreased
  • Angioedema (rapid swelling of the dermis)
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Maternal exposure during pregnancy (use of substance during pregnancy)
  • Rash
40-49:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Pain
  • Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  • Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Drug ineffective
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Cardiac failure congestive
  • Cerebrovascular accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
  • Pain
60+:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Pneumonia
  • Death
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Rash

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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