What are Asprin dispersible tablets used for?
Blood clots in an artery can cause heart attacks. Use Asprin dispersible tablets to prevent blood clots. Heart attack patients should take aspirin to reduce the risk of further attacks.
What are the symptoms of a Heart attack?
Chest pain can be an indication of a heart attack. Also, pain may radiate to the jaw,neck arms and back. Shortness of breath is another symptom. In addition, you may feel week and lightheaded. A heart attack is a medical emergency. Call an ambulance immediately. Give the patient aspirin while waiting, if they are not allergic to it.
Dispersible Aspirin tablets belong to a group of medicines which have analgesic (pain relieving),
anti-inflammatory (inflammation reducing) and anti-pyretic (temperature reducing) properties.
Aspirin also acts on the blood helping to prevent the formation of blood clots.
These tablets may be used help prevent heart attacks and stroke in patients who have previously
suffered such events, in patients who have unstable angina and following by-pass surgery.
Disperse the tablet(s) in a glass of water and drink.
Use in adults
The recommended dose for long-term use is 1-2 tablets (75-150mg) once a day. In some
circumstances a higher dose may be appropriate, especially in the short-term, and up to 4 tablets
(300mg) a day may be used on the advice of a doctor.
Use in children and adolescents
Use in children and adolescents under 16 years old is not recommended (see section 2 under
‘Children and adolescents’ for further information).
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Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Stop taking this medicine and contact a doctor immediately if you have any of the
• Severe allergic reactions (blistered skin, swelling of the face, lips, throat or tongue, difficulty
breathing, fainting, shock)
• itchy skin rash caused by allergic reaction- pale or red irregular raised patches with severe
• Severe rash involving reddening, peeling and swelling of the skin that resembles severe burns
(Lyells syndrome) or severe rash, blisters, or red patches on the skin (Stevens-Johnson
syndrome), irregular red patches on the skin of the hands and arms (erythema multiforme)
there may be associated symptoms of aching joints and fever
• Bleeding on the brain (sudden severe headache, fit, changes in vision, speaking,
understanding or coordination, weakness in an arm or leg
• Stomach ulcers or bleeding which can be severe (you may develop bloody or black tarry
stools, severe stomach pain and vomit blood), stomach irritation (mild stomach pain,
heartburn and feeling or being sick). Fatalities have occurred
• Changes in numbers and types of blood cells, reduced number of red and white blood cells –
seen in blood tests (symptoms include pale yellow skin and weakness or breathlessness,
bruising more easily and increased susceptibility to infections)
• Liver problems including hepatitis (inflammation of the liver causing yellowing of the skin
or eyes or tiredness, pain in abdomen, joint or muscles)
• Salicylism – if you take large doses for a long time you may develop symptoms of salicylism,
these include: dizziness, ringing or buzzing in the ear, deafness, sweating, feeling or being
sick, headache and confusion.
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