How does Aspirin work

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When you are in pain or have fever you know you can rely on Aspirin® to help you deal with them.

But do you know why Aspirin® is one of the most effective and reliable pain relievers, anti‐inflammatory and fever‐fighting drugs in the world?

Let’s understand what happens inside your body when you feel discomfort and how Aspirin® works.

Your muscles, blood, tissues, organs- in fact your whole body- are formed by cells.

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A stimulus - such as a traumatic blow, poor posture, excessive stress- triggers a reaction in your body on the cellular level.

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This reaction often ends with the generation of prostaglandins, substances that increase pain and cause fever.

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Aspirin® prevents the generation of prostaglandins by inhibiting the enzyme which produces them (cyclooxygenase), thus relieving pain, fever and inflammation.

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