How Do I Choose the Best Chewable Aspirin?

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  • Written By: Laura M. Sands
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  • Last Modified Date: 24 October 2019
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Select the best chewable aspirin by first taking into account who will be using the medication and whether a flavored variety is needed or not. Researching the consumer satisfaction and effectiveness of aspirin brands, try to determine which one offers the best overall pain relief. Depending on who will consume a chewable aspirin, choose the best one by comparing brands, the recommended aspirin dosage of multiple chewable aspirins and select the one that will best meet your needs.

Chewable aspirin may be taken for a variety of reasons when pain or fever relief is needed. Such use includes headache relief, toothache relief, and relief from minor aches and pains, as well as relief from fever associated with cold and flu symptoms. Some with heart conditions also consume chewable brands of aspirin as part of a daily health regimen since research shows that chewable varieties are absorbed faster into the bloodstream than aspirins that are swallowed whole. Children’s aspirin brands are even offered in different flavors. Giving consideration to who will use the aspirin, what it will be used for, how often it will be consumed and whether an aspirin flavor is desired will help you in choosing the best chewable aspirin for your needs.


When shopping for a chewable aspirin, always read the labels on each brand and compare multiple ones before making a final selection. Researching different brands before you begin shopping may also help you make an informed decision on which brand offers the most effective pain relief. When shopping, it may also be a good idea to compare generic brands by comparing the active ingredients and dosage amounts to that of other manufacturers.

Your physician should also be able to make a good recommendation on which chewable variety of aspirin to select for your needs. It is particularly important to speak with your doctor if you are using aspirin to treat a chronic health condition. If you are considering giving a chewable aspirin to a child, speak with a doctor first. It is generally recommended that children not be given aspirin because it can increase their chances of developing Reye’s syndrome, a potentially deadly disease. Consulting with a physician about which chewable aspirins to purchase is also important if you are taking other medications.

Asking friends and family members to recommend a chewable aspirin will also help you decide which one is best for you. In particular, ask about which ones are the most palatable and easily digested. Inquiring about whether or not a chewable aspirin leaves a strong aftertaste may also help you decide which type or brand is the best for you, overall.


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