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Aspergum (generic name Aspirin Gum-Oral) is the United States trademark name for an analgesic chewing gum, whose active ingredient is aspirin.
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Such acetylsalicylic-acid chewing gum typically contains a dose of 227 mg (3½ grains) of aspirin, and is available in cherry and orange flavors. The aspirin in the gum delivers qualities that may assist in areas such as analgesic, salicylate, anti-inflammatory, pain, arthritis, and fever. The Aspergum trademark is currently owned by Insight Pharmaceuticals, the same company that produces the aspirin and caffeine based Anacin.
Medicated chewing gum containing aspirin was first sold in the United States in 1924. In December 1927, Frank M. Dillard (inventor of Feenamint) and William C. Nalle formed the Dillard-Nalle company and sought U.S. trademark protection for Aspergum. Dillard-Nalle then began selling their Dellard's Aspergum in the United States in 1928. it was an early example of a functional gum - chewing gum as a drug delivery system.
It was significant in the recognition of aspirin's antithrombotic effect, when general practitioner Lawrence Craven reported in 1953 that patients who chewed Aspergum as an analgesic after tonsillectomy tended to bleed more easily. As a result of Dr. Craven's discovery through Aspergum in the 1950s, physicians themselves now often take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes and emergency rooms routinely give aspirin to patients who they suspect may be experiencing a heart attack.
In June 1993, Farmades spa of Rome, Italy began manufacturing Aspergum Confetti Gommosi Masticabili for sale in Italy.
People have adopted their own uses for the gum. For example, in her 1997 book Streisand, Academy Award-winning American singer Barbra Streisand relates a story of how she filled in the gap caused by the removal of two front teeth with Aspergum when she began her career.
In 1998, Gumtech announced that it was to produce Aspergum for Schering-Plough HealthCare Products.
Categories: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs | Analgesics
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