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Is aspirin taken for rheumatic fever?

thank you i have my niece went to doctor she 14 years old ,doctor said she have rheumatic fever and she called me they gave a medicene orange color and the shape is round take 8 pills 3x a day she scare . 325 mg she understand doc know what he did but my niece confusing a lot of pills also she ask me 24 pills 325 mg each...i ask what the name of meds she said aspirin and i told her is not antibiotic? she dont know thats why i come to ask the shape and color ,please help me if match the aspirin with rheumatic fever or antibiotic,sorry i dont have a card to pay my questin i ll try next time,i was think is free ......thanks for your time i ll tell her go back to hospital also when i have a card i ll come back .....thank you so much
Asked On : Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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As she is 14 years old and having Rheumatic fever,she can take 325mg ,3 times a day for 8 days.
It is not an Antibiotic.It is a Salicylate drug.
The recommended adult dose in Rheumatic fever is 80mg/kg/day in four equal doses.In children,it is 90mg/kg/day in equal divided doses every 4-6 hrs.
But,you should consult your doctor regularly and adjust the dose
Wish her speedy recovery
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