You have to be over 16 to take aspirin, as it can cause Reye's syndrome in the young. Ibuprofen and paracetamol are much safer, that's why aspirin now has a low profile in the UK. Research into side-effects led the regulators to ask the popular brands - that used to be synonymous with aspirin - to switch to ibuprofen. The main issues are nausea, gut irritation or bleeding (mostly in long term dosing) but you should check with your pharmacist if the person taking it has asthma, gout, kidney, liver or blood clotting problems, or if they have had a stomach ulcer, or a previous reaction to aspirin or a different painkiller. Always check the label!
You can't use it unless you are over 12, it is dangerous, that is why most pharmacies won't sell aspirin to anyone under that age.
16 to buy them in the UK as its still possible to kill yourself with them and you cant buy more the 3 packs at any given time.
No, aspirin isnt a prescription drug and isnt considered addicting...theres no age limit.
Actually, there is a minimum age - it's 12....so, pretty young still.
sry bout the 2 answers... weirdd
i dont think so..