Purpura Nephritis is also called HSPN that is caused by Henoch Schonlein Purpura. To manage their joint pain, headache and stomach pain, patients may choose some pain killers. Aspirin is one common pain-killer drug in our daily life. Can purpura nephritis patients take aspirin?
Aspirin is one analgesic-antipyretic medicine with a long history. Because it can be absorbed easily after oral administration and has strong effect, aspirin is used widely in clinic to treat fever, headache, nerve pain, muscle pain, joint pain and arthritis, etc. From this point, we can know aspirin indeed can help manage some symptoms of purpura nephritis.
Although this medicine can help do something for purpura nephritis patient, long-term use of aspirin will cause a series of problems. Therefore, these patients are not recommended to use this drug regularly.
Long-term taking of aspirin will cause the following problems.
1. Gastrointestinal symptoms
Aspirin can stimulate gastric mucosa directly, so as to cause nausea, vomiting, upper stomach discomfort and stomach pain.
2. Kidney damage
Long-term use of aspirin will lead to interstitial nephritis, renal papillary necrosis and decreased renal function. Then, proteinuria occurs or worsens.
3. Side effect on blood circulation
Although aspirin usually doesn’t cause changes of white cells and platelet, it indeed can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
4. Interfere with other medicines
If purpura nephritis patients are taking diuretics, vitamin C supplement, antilipemic agent and steroids, patients should avoid to take aspirin. This is because aspirin may affect these medicine’s effect or worsen their side effects.
From the above analysis, we can know patients with purpura nephritis should take aspirin with doctor’s guidance. Wrong dosage may aggravate their illness condition. To determine the dosage of aspirin for you, you can ask help from the doctor online.