A regular aspirin tablet contains 325 milligrams of aspirin as the active ingredient. Inactive ingredients include cornstarch, hypromellose, powdered cellulose and triacetin and may include carnauba wax, according to Drugs.com. Some manufacturers use the name acetylsali...
The pain reliever and fever reducer aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is the active ingredient in aspirin tablets, as confirmed by Drugs.com. Inactive ingredients may include hypromellose, powdered cellulose, corn starch and triacetin.
The main ingredient in aspirin is salicylic acid, says CNN. Salicylic acid is found in shrubs and plants, such as jasmine, peas, beans and clover along with some grasses and trees.
Aspirin works by preventing the human body from producing prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are natural chemicals with many roles in the body, including sending pain messages to the brain, causing blood to clot and keeping the stomach lining thick and healthy.
Dogs can be given small doses of aspirin under certain conditions and with supervision from a licensed veterinarian. Dogs do not metabolize aspirin the same way humans do and are more prone to adverse effects from the drug.
Dogs may be given aspirin for injuries or other short-term health issues, according to WedMD. Long-term use of aspirin by dogs is considered risky and can cause increased bleeding, which is due to its blood-thinning properties.
Aspirin is the generic name for acetylsalicylic acid. Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) sold under many brand names in sizes ranging from 81 to 500 milligrams, according to MedicineNet.