Advertisement

How does aspirin help treat headaches?

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an anti-inflammatory analgesic that reduces the pain and inflammation associated with headaches. It may be used as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate, but not severe, headache pain as well as preventive treatment for migraine headache. Combination preparations that contain aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine may be particularly effective for treating resistant, mild to moderate headache pain.

Continue Learning about Aspirin

Why Staying on Daily Low Dose Aspirin Is Important
Why Staying on Daily Low Dose Aspirin Is Important
In one episode of Rugrats, Angelica tries to kick her cookie addiction. But when she finds a stash of them, the gang chases her (and the cookie jar) i...
Read More
Can I give my child aspirin for the pain of a sunburn?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
You should not give your child aspirin to treat the pain of a sunburn. Doctors do not recommend this...
More Answers
How is aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) diagnosed?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is typically diagnosed when a medical practitioner id...
More Answers
What to Consider Before Taking Aspirin to Prevent Cancer or Heart Disease
What to Consider Before Taking Aspirin to Prevent Cancer or Heart Disease

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.