Aspirin 300mg Actavis 28 Tablets
Aspirin 300mg Actavis 28 Tablets
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Aspirin 300mg Tablets relieve pain, swelling and high temperature, making them great for treating headaches, migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat, period pains and for the relief of sprains, strains, rheumatic pain, sciatica, lumbago, muscle aches, fibrositis, joint swelling and stiffness.
They can also be used to relieve the symptoms of flu and feverish colds.
Aspirin belongs to a group of medicines known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and works as a pain reliever, antipyretic (which means that it reduces temperature) and anti-inflammatory.
Active ingredient: Aspirin 300mg
Usage and Instructions
Adults, the elderly and children over the age of 16 years:
Take 1 to 3 tablets with water, every 4 hours.
Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24 hours.
A lower dose is recommended for the elderly.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If symptoms persist for more than 3 days consult your doctor.
Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 16 unless your doctor tells you. This is because there is a possible association between Aspirin and Reye's Syndrome when given to children. Reye's syndrome is a very rare disease, which can be fatal.
Do not take Aspirin 300mg Tablets if you:
Are allergic to aspirin, NSAIDs (which includes those when in attacks of asthma, angioedema, urticaria or rhinitis have been precipitated by aspirin or any other NSAID) or any of the other ingredients.
Have a stomach ulcer or have had problems with ulcers in the past.
Suffer from haemophilia or any other bleeding condition
Suffer from gout or had in the past.
Are in the last 3 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
Take special care and tell your doctor before taking Aspirin 300mg Tablets if you:
Are intolerant to some sugars as these tablets contain lactose.
Have asthma or have ever had it in the past.
Have been told you are deficient in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
Are in the first 6 months of pregnancy.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aspirin 300mg Tablets if you are already taking any of the following medicines, as their effectiveness may be influenced by aspirin if they are taken at the same time:
Metoclopramide (for sickness and digestive disorders).
Blood thinning medicines such as Heparin, Warfarin or nicoumalone.
Corticosteroids e.g. hydrocortisone (which can be used for arthritis, asthma and inflammatory conditions).
Anti-inflammatory medicines or steroids for pain and inflammation e.g. ibuprofen.
High blood pressure medicines e.g diuretic/water tablets, Angio-II receptor antagonists or ACE inhibitors.
Epilepsy medicines e.g. Phenytoin, Sodium valproate.
Methotrexate (for psoriasis, arthritis or tumours).
Antacids for indigestion.
Probenecid or sulphinpyrazone for gout.
Anti-depressants e.g. citalopram.
Probably the most well known side effect of aspirin is that it has the potential to cause serious side effects like ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or intestines. These problems are more likely in elderly people and those who've had peptic ulcers in the past. The risk can also be increased by taking certain other medicines.
Other possible aspirin side effects include:
- Increased time taken to stop bleeding or other bleeding problems (see below).
- Sensation of ringing, or other noise in the ears (tinnitus).
- Allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling of the lips, tongue and throat (angioedema) or narrowing of the airways (bronchospasm or asthma attack - see below).
Tell your doctor about any side effect that is troubling you. However, it's particularly important that you do this without delay if you experience any of the following:
- Any breathing difficulties or wheezing, or swelling of the face, throat or tongue.
- Any sign of bleeding in your stomach or intestine, for example vomiting blood and/or passing black/tarry/bloodstained stools.
- Any other unusual bleeding, for example nosebleeds, purple spots or bruising under your skin, blood in your urine or coughing up blood.
- Severe skin reactions, such as a widespread itchy rash, blistering or peeling of your skin.