Bufferin treats mild-moderate pain, inflammation and fever. It is also used to prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. Take this medication with food.

Bufferin Overview


Bufferin is an over the counter medication used to treat mild-moderate pain, inflammation and fever. Bufferin is used to prevent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, including heart attacks, strokes, and transient ischemic attacks. Bufferin belongs to a group of drugs called salicylates. These work by stopping the production of certain natural substances that cause fever, pain, swelling, and blood clots.

This medication comes in a tablet form, and is usually taken 1-2 times a day with food, with a maximum of 6 times a day. 

Common side effects of Bufferin include stomach upset and bleeding. 

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  • Other
  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Fever
  • Gout
  • Inflammation
  • Ischemic Attack, Transient
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Rheumatic Fever

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