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Ecotrin (Aspirin Enteric Coated) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions



Many adverse reactions due to aspirin ingestion are dose-related. The following is a list of adverse reactions that have been reported in the literature. (See Warnings.)

Body as a Whole:   Fever, hypothermia, thirst.

Cardiovascular:   Dysrhythmias, hypotension, tachycardia.

Central Nervous System:   Agitation, cerebral edema, coma, confusion, dizziness, headache, subdural or intracranial hemorrhage, lethargy, seizures.

Fluid and Electrolyte:   Dehydration, hyperkalemia, metabolic acidosis, respiratory alkalosis.

Gastrointestinal:   Dyspepsia, GI bleeding, ulceration and perforation, nausea, vomiting, transient elevations of hepatic enzymes, hepatitis, Reye's Syndrome, pancreatitis.

Hematologic:   Prolongation of the prothrombin time, disseminated intravascular coagulation, coagulopathy, thrombocytopenia.

Hypersensitivity:   Acute anaphylaxis, angioedema, asthma, bronchospasm, laryngeal edema, urticaria.

Musculoskeletal:   Rhabdomyolysis.

Metabolism:   Hypoglycemia (in children), hyperglycemia.

Reproductive:   Prolonged pregnancy and labor, stillbirths, lower birth weight infants, antepartum and postpartum bleeding.

Respiratory:   Hyperpnea, pulmonary edema, tachypnea.

Special Senses:   Hearing loss, tinnitus. Patients with high frequency hearing loss may have difficulty perceiving tinnitus. In these patients, tinnitus cannot be used as a clinical indicator of salicylism.

Urogenital:   Interstitial nephritis, papillary necrosis, proteinuria, renal insufficiency and failure.


Aspirin is non-narcotic. There is no known potential for addiction associated with the use of aspirin.

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2006-02-02

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