Acetylsalicylic acid is a drug that has an analgesic, fever-reducing and anti-inflammatory effect. The drug was under the brand name Aspirin , or unbranded as acetylsalicylic acid (also called acetosal ) before the emergence of paracetamol, the most commonly used pain reliever. Acetylsalicylic acid is nowadays widely prescribed in low doses to prevent strokes and heart attacks infarctFake medicines are often hardly distinguishable from real medicines. To avoid endangering your health, it is important to buy medicines from a reliable point of sale or to order them online from websites whose reliability you can check.