Aspirin extended-release capsules are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are used to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. It can only be purchase with doctor’s prescription.
This medicine is available in the following dosage forms:
Enteric Coated Tablet
Extended Release Tablet
24 HR Extended Release Capsule
Delayed Release Capsule
2 What to Know Before Using
Before taking aspirin, tell your health care professionals if you have allergies to aspirin or to any other medications. It is also necessary to inform them if you have allergies to foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
No sufficient studies were performed with regard to the effects of aspirin extended-release capsules for children and elderly.
Tell your doctor if you are currently expecting a baby or if you are planning to become pregnant before taking this medicine.
Taking aspirin with any of the following medicines is not recommended. Your doctor may decide not to treat you with this medication or change some of the other medicines you take.
Taking aspirin with any of the following medicines is usually not recommended, but may be required in some cases. If both medicines are prescribed together, your doctor may change the dose or how often you use one or both of the medicines.
Taking aspirin with any of the following medicines may cause an increased risk of certain side effects, but using both drugs may be the best treatment for you. If both medicines are prescribed together, your physician may change the dose or frequency of one or both of your medicine.
Using this medicine with Ethanol may cause an increased risk of certain side effects but may be unavoidable in some cases. If used together, your doctor may change the dose or the frequency of the medication. Special instruction may also be given.
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following medical condition as this may affect the use of aspirin:
Adults—162.5 milligrams (mg) (one capsule) once a day.
Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is near for your next dose, skip the missed dose and start again to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Store the medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep out of reach of children. Do not keep expired medications.
4 Precautions to Take
Use an immediate-release aspirin for treatment of a heart attack.
Aspirin may increase risk for bleeding problems. This usually occurs if you are taking aspirin with certain medicines. Check with your doctor right away if you have black, tarry stools, unusual bleeding, severe or continuing stomach pain, bruising, or weakness, or vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medication.
5 Potential Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur, check with your doctor immediately:
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