Aspirin 75mg Gastro-Resistant 28 Tablets
Aspirin 75mg Gastro-Resistant 28 Tablets
These 75mg Dispersible Aspirin Tablets are low dose aspirin, specifically for individuals suffering from angina or after a heart attack/stroke following bypass surgery.
- Oral administration
- Dilutes in water
- Prevents further strokes and heart attacks
- Dosage for long term use
- Suitable for vegetarians
Active Ingredients: Each tablet contains 75mg of Aspirin.
Inactive Ingredients: Potato starch, calcium hydrogen phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, talc, methacrylic acid copolymer (also conayins sodium luaryl sulphate and polysorbate), macrogol and simethicone.
Usage and Instructions
Aspirin 75mg is for oral administration.
Adults, the elderly and children over 16: The usual dosage for long term use is 1 to 2 tablets once daily.
Take the tablet with water, do not cut, chew or crush the tablet. Swallow whole.
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.
Before starting long term use of aspirin you must consult your doctor who will discuss the benefits and risks of this therapy with you. Inform your doctor about the medicines you are taking.
If you are using aspirin regularly seek advice of your doctor before taking any other medicine (including other medicines that you have bought).
Do not take Aspirin 75mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets if you:
Are allergic to Aspirin, NSAIDs which includes those when in attacks of asthma, angioedema, uticaria or rhinitis have been precipitated by aspirin or any other NSAID or any of the other ingredients.
Suffer from gout or had in the past.
Have a stomach ulcer or have had problems with ulcers in the past.
Suffer from haemophilia or any other bleeding condition.
Are taking blood thinning (anti-coagulant) medication.
Are in the last 3 months of pregnancy or are breastfeeding.
Take special care and tell your doctor before taking Aspirin 75mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets if you:
Have liver or kidney disease.
Have asthma or have ever had it in the past.
Are suffering from dehydration (feeling constantly thirsty).
Are intolerant to some sugars as these tablets contain lactose.
Have been told you are deficient in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Aspirin 75mg Gastro-Resistant 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-ll 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.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Dispersible Aspirin 75mg Tablets:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Aspirin should not be taken in the last three months of pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Aspirin is generally well-tolerated and most people don't experience side effects. The most common side effects are related to stomach irritation and include abdominal pain, indigestion and nausea. These can mainly be avoided by taking the aspirin with food.
Side effects like ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or intestine 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.
If your doctor thinks you are at high risk of side effects on the gut you will be prescribed an extra medicine to help protect your gut.
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).