This medication is an analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for pain, heart attack and fever. The drug decreases the substances that cause pain and inflammation.Generic Ecotrin, or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is a salicylate drug often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory.
Generic Ecotrin has been used to reduce pain and inflammation for over a century. Evidence is rapidly growing that supports Generic Ecotrin’s use in lowering the rates of heart attacks, stroke, colon cancer and even Alzheimer’s disease.
The main undesirable side effects of Generic Ecotrin are gastrointestinal distress, including stomach ulcers and bleeding and tinnitus, especially in higher doses.