||Neonatal Drug Therapy Manual
Acetylsalicylic Acid, ASA
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- Patients following cardiovascular surgery including the Blalock-Taussig (BT) shunt surgery, primary prophylaxis
- PO: may administer with feeds to decrease GI upset
- 5 mg/kg/day given as a single daily dose
- Available as 80 mg chewable tablet. Round dose to the nearest 1/4 tablet
- Dermatologic: rash
- GI: GI bleeding, ulcers
- Hematologic: inhibition of platelet aggregation
Reconstitution and Stability:
-Tamisier D, Vouhe P, Vernant F, at al. Modified BT shunts result in infants less than 3 months of age. Ann Thorac Surg. 1990; 49: 797-801.
-Taketomo CK, Hodding JH, Kraus DM. Pediatric Dosage Handbook 16th Edition. Hudson: Lexi-Comp Inc.; 2009.
-Lau E. (Editor). Drug Handbook and Formulary- The Hospital for Sick Children. Toronto: 2009-2010.
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