1 What is Ascriptin?

Brand: Ascriptin, Aspergum, Aspirtab, Bayer, Easprin, Ecotrin, Ecpirin, Entercote, Genacote, Halfprin, Ninoprin, Norwich Aspirin

Generic: Aspirin

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
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Chewable Tablet
  • 24 HR Extended Release Capsule
  • Effervescent Tablet
  • Delayed Release Capsule
  • Gum

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.

  • Dichlorphenamide
  • Live Influenza Virus Vaccine
  • Ketorolac

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.

  • Abciximab
  • Alipogene Tiparvovec
  • Alteplase, Recombinant
  • Amineptine
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amitriptylinoxide
  • Amoxapine
  • Anagrelide
  • Anisindione
  • Apixaban
  • Ardeparin
  • Argatroban
  • Beta Glucan
  • Bivalirudin
  • Certoparin
  • Cilostazol
  • Citalopram
  • Clomipramine
  • Clopidogrel
  • Cyclosporine
  • Dabigatran Etexilate
  • Dalteparin
  • Danaparoid
  • Desipramine
  • Desirudin
  • Desvenlafaxine
  • Dibenzepin
  • Dicumarol
  • Dipyridamole
  • Dipyrone
  • Dothiepin
  • Doxepin
  • Droxicam
  • Duloxetine
  • Edoxaban
  • Enoxaparin
  • Eptifibatide
  • Erlotinib
  • Escitalopram
  • Feverfew
  • Flufenamic Acid
  • Fluoxetine
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Fondaparinux
  • Ginkgo
  • Gossypol
  • Heparin
  • Imipramine
  • Ketoprofen
  • Lepirudin
  • Levomilnacipran
  • Lofepramine
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Melitracen
  • Methotrexate
  • Milnacipran
  • Nadroparin
  • Naproxen
  • Nefazodone
  • Nortriptyline
  • Opipramol
  • Parnaparin
  • Paroxetine
  • Pemetrexed
  • Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium
  • Pentoxifylline
  • Phenindione
  • Phenprocoumon
  • Piroxicam
  • Pralatrexate
  • Prasugrel
  • Propyphenazone
  • Protein C
  • Protriptyline
  • Reteplase, Recombinant
  • Reviparin
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Sertraline
  • Sulindac
  • Tacrolimus
  • Tianeptine
  • Ticagrelor
  • Ticlopidine
  • Tinzaparin
  • Tirofiban
  • Treprostinil
  • Trimipramine
  • Varicella Virus Vaccine
  • Venlafaxine
  • Vilazodone
  • Vortioxetine
  • Warfarin

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.

  • Acebutolol
  • Alprenolol
  • Amiloride
  • Arotinolol
  • Atenolol
  • Azosemide
  • Befunolol
  • Bemetizide
  • Bendroflumethiazide
  • Benzthiazide
  • Betamethasone
  • Betaxolol
  • Bevantolol
  • Bisoprolol
  • Bopindolol
  • Bucindolol
  • Bumetanide
  • Bupranolol
  • Buthiazide
  • Canrenoate
  • Captopril
  • Carteolol
  • Carvedilol
  • Celecoxib
  • Celiprolol
  • Chlorothiazide
  • Chlorthalidone
  • Clopamide
  • Cortisone
  • Cyclopenthiazide
  • Delapril
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dilevalol
  • Enalaprilat
  • Enalapril Maleate
  • Esmolol
  • Ethacrynic Acid
  • Furosemide
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydroflumethiazide
  • Ibuprofen
  • Imidapril
  • Indapamide
  • Labetalol
  • Landiolol
  • Levobunolol
  • Lisinopril
  • Mepindolol
  • Methyclothiazide
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Metipranolol
  • Metolazone
  • Metoprolol
  • Nadolol
  • Nebivolol
  • Nipradilol
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Oxprenolol
  • Paramethasone
  • Penbutolol
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Pindolol
  • Piretanide
  • Polythiazide
  • Prednisolone
  • Prednisone
  • Probenecid
  • Propranolol
  • Rofecoxib
  • Sotalol
  • Spironolactone
  • Streptokinase
  • Talinolol
  • Tamarind
  • Temocapril
  • Tenecteplase
  • Tertatolol
  • Timolol
  • Torsemide
  • Triamcinolone
  • Triamterene
  • Trichlormethiazide
  • Valproic Acid
  • Xipamide

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:

  • Allergy to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Asthma with nasal polyps and rhinitis
  • Severe kidney disease

Do not use aspirin for patients with severe liver disease and stomach ulcers or bleeding.

3 Proper Usage

Here are the following guidelines on how to use aspirin:

  • Use aspirin only as directed by your doctor. Avoid excessive intake and extended use of this medication.
  • Take the medicine with a full glass of water.
  • Do not take Durlaza™ 2 hours before or 1 hour after drinking alcohol.
  • Swallow the extended-release capsule whole. Do not crush or chew it.


The dose of this medicine varies for different patients. Take aspirin as directed by your health care providers or as specified in the medication label.

Oral dosage form (extended-release capsules) to lower risk of heart attack and stroke:

  • 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:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Bloody or cloudy urine
  • Change in consciousness
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Convulsions, severe or continuing
  • Dark urine
  • Decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficult breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Fainting
  • Fast breathing
  • Feeling that something terrible will happen
  • Fever
  • General tiredness and weakness
  • Greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Increased thirst
  • Indigestion
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Light-colored stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lower back or side pain
  • Muscle cramping and weakness
  • Muscle tremors
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • Panic
  • Rapid, deep breathing
  • Restlessness
  • Seizures
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach cramps
  • Swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Upper right abdominal or stomach
  • Vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • Weakness or heaviness of the legs
  • Weight gain
  • Yellow eyes and skin

Less serious side effects:

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Anxiety
  • Belching
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Hyperventilation
  • Irritability
  • Shaking
  • Stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Some side effects that are not listed above may also occur in some patients. Check with your healthcare professional if you notice any other effects.

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