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Aspirin. Container of aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) tablets, and a thermometer. These are two important tools in the fight against fever. The thermometer to measure elevated body temperature; aspirin as a common pain reliever and drug used to reduce fever. This analgesic drug has an anti- inflammatory action and is also useful in treating headache, menstrual pain and muscle discomfort. In small doses aspirin prevents thrombosis (abnormal blood clots) in patients at risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
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