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Which of the following drug must not be taken empty stomach ?

$(a)\;\text{Phenacetin} \\ (b)\;\text{Paracetamol} \\(c)\;\text{Luminal} \\ (d)\;\text{Aspirin} $
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Aspirin, chemically 2-acetoxybenzonic acid is a very commonly used analgesic and gives immediate relief in case of body aches.
Even it has antiblood clotting action, in some cases , it causes bleeding from the stomach wall and also leads to gastric irritation .
Actually, aspirin gets hydrolyzed to form salicylic acid which creates problems.
Preferably , aspirin should not be taken in empty stomach.
Hence d is the correct answer.
answered Mar 10, 2014 by meena.p