Acetylsalicylic acid

Chemical formula: C₉H₈O₄  Molecular mass: 180.157 g/mol  PubChem compound: 2244

Active ingredient description

Acetylsalicylic acid combines significant advantages such as strong anti-pyretic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, that is the measure of comparison with all the newer NSAIDs.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
A01AD05 Acetylsalicylic acid A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A01 Stomatological preparations → A01A Stomatological preparations → A01AD Other agents for local oral treatment
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B01AC06 Acetylsalicylic acid B Blood and blood forming organs → B01 Antithrombotic agents → B01A Antithrombotic agents → B01AC Platelet aggregation inhibitors excl. heparin
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N02BA01 Acetylsalicylic acid N Nervous system → N02 Analgesics → N02B Other analgesics and antipyretics → N02BA Salicylic acid and derivatives
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
ASPIRIN Gastro-resistant tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
ASPIRIN Tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 34220-70-7
CAS Substance: 50-78-2
DrugBank Drug: DB00945
KEGG Drug: D00109
PubChem Compound: 2244
RxNorm Ingredient: 1191
SNOMED-CT Concept: 387253001
Salicylic acid (substance)
UNII Identifier: R16CO5Y76E
ASPIRIN

Medicines

Acetylsalicylic acid is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Canada (CA)

Cyprus (CY)

Ecuador (EC)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

France (FR)

Germany (DE)

Hong Kong (HK)

Ireland (IE)

Israel (IL)

Italy (IT)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Malta (MT)

Mexico (MX)

Netherlands (NL)

New Zealand (NZ)

Nigeria (NG)

Poland (PL)

Romania (RO)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Spain (ES)

Tunisia (TN)

Turkey (TR)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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