side effects

Last reviewed 05/2021

The prostaglandins or thromboxanes are important in:

  • maintaining the integrity of the gastric mucosa
  • primary haemostasis
  • renal function and blood-pressure control

Long-term aspirin therapy may damage any of these systems.

In addition, aspirin is normally contraindicated in children under the age of 12 years because of an association with Reye's syndrome.