super aspirin

A popular term for the next generation of analgesics—e.g., Cox-2 inhibitors (Vioxx and Celebrex)—and antiplatelet GP IIb/IIIa receptor antagonists—e.g., orbofiban, sibrafiban, xemilofiban—which reduce inflammation and pain. They were heralded as being better than regular aspirin in relieving arthritic pain, with fewer side effects. However, the use of many such agents has been associated with a doubling of strokes and heart attacks and many have been pulled from the market

super aspirin

Cardiology A popular term for any agent–eg, antiplatelet GP IIb/IIIa receptor antagonist–orbofiban, sibrafiban, xemilofiban; SA relieves angina and ↓ risks of acute MI, but may be less effective than aspirin in preventing blood clotting post coronary angioplasty. See Aspirin, Lamifiban. Cf Baby aspirin.
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A NEW super aspirin is being tested as a possible anti-cancer drug.
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Vioxx, a painkiller, received a boost last month when an advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration recommended the agency approve the so-called super aspirin as an arthritis treatment.
The medicine is a sort of super aspirin that works by stopping the formation of blood clots.
The research team found that only two per cent of Britain's heart patients are treated with new super aspirin drugs compared with 34 per cent in Germany.
A New type of super aspirin could give hope to thousands of bowel cancer patients.
In the process of tabulating results on a trial on lamifiban, one of three intravenous super aspirins that have been tested, they discovered that a simple blood test identified patients who benefited markedly when the drug was used.
He maintains that use of the super aspirins in the U.