Cortal aspirin is a branded aspirin product common in the Philippines. Among Cortal's most popular products is aspirin 500. Its manufacturers recommend aspirin as a preventative measure against heart attacks, strokes and metastasized cancer, among other medical conditions.
Aspirin is frequently used to treat general aches and pains, as well as the common cold. It is also an effective anti-inflammatory medication. Generally, it should not be administered to children below the age of 12 without first seeking medical approval.
Aspirin was introduced in 1897 by Felix Hoffman. While its early applications were limited to physical pains, it has become far more widely used to treat a range of conditions.