ASPIRIN TABLETS 300MG

Active substance: ASPIRIN

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Patient Infor mation leaflet

DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN 300mg TABLETS
Read all of this leaflet carefully befor e you take these
tablets. It contains important information for you. Keep this
leaflet. You may need to read it again. Ask your doctor or
pharmacist if you need more information or advice.

1. WHAT DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN TABLETS ARE USED FOR
These tablets are for the relief of sprains, strains, rheumatic
pain, sciatica, backache, muscular aches and pains, joint
swelling and stiffness and the symptoms of colds and flu.

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They are also used to relieve mild to moderate pain
including headache, migraine, nerve pain or toothache.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN
TABLETS
Do NOT take these tablets if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to aspirin or any of the
other ingredients of this medicine (listed in Section 6)
• you have or have ever had a stomach ulcer
• you suffer from gout or have a history of gout
• you suffer from haemophilia or any other blood clotting
disorder

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• you are taking medicines to prevent blood clotting (e.g.
warfarin, heparin or acenocoumarol)
• you are in the last stages of pregnancy or are breast
feeding.
Do not take with any other aspirin-containing pr oducts.
Warning: There is a possible association between aspirin
and Reye’s Syndrome when given to children with a fever.
Reye’s syndrome is a very rare disease which can be fatal.
For this reason aspirin should not be given to children
aged under 16 years, unless on the advice of a doctor.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before you take this
medicine if:

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• you have asthma or suffer from any allergies
• you have liver or kidney disease
• you are suffering from dehydration.
These tablets contain lactose. If you have been told by
your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars,
contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Taking other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you take
Dispersible Aspirin if you are taking any of the following:
• medicines to reduce clotting e.g. clopidrogel or
ticlopidine

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• medicines that might cause stomach irritation e.g.
NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
• spironolactone (a diuretic/water tablet)
• methotrexate (for psoriasis, arthritis or tumours)
• probenecid or sulfinpyrazone (for gout)
• acetazolamide (for glaucoma)
• metoclopramide (for sickness or digestive disorders)
• antacids (for indigestion)
• corticosteroids (for inflammation or allergies).
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.

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3. HOW TO TAKE DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN
TABLETS
Disperse the tablets in a glass of water and swallow
immediately.
Adults and children over 16 years of age:
• Take 1 to 3 tablets with or after food. This dose may
be repeated every 4 hours
• Do not take more than 12 tablets in any 24-hour
period.
• Do not take Aspirin for more than 3 days without
consulting your doctor.

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• Do not exceed the recommended dose.
• If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Do not give to childr en under 16 years of age unless
advised by a doctor.
If you take more tablets than you should
If you take too many tablets or if you think a child has
swallowed any of the tablets, contact your doctor or
nearest hospital casualty department immediately.
Please take this leaflet, any remaining tablets and the
container with you.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

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Like all medicines, aspirin can cause side effects, although
not everybody gets them.
Serious side ef fects
STOP taking the tablets and contact your doctor
immediately if you experience any of the following:
• An asthma attack or other allergic reaction, such as
wheezing or difficulty breathing, skin rashes or itching,
swelling of the lips, tongue or face.
• Stomach ulcer, irritation or bleeding (symptoms may
include stomach pain, vomiting of blood, passing black
tarry-looking stools).

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Other side ef fects
• an increase in nosebleeds or bruising more easily
• anaemia
• hearing disturbances such as ringing in the ears
• vertigo (giddiness or dizziness)
• mental confusion.
If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN TABLETS
Keep out of the reach and sight of childr en.

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Do not store above 25°C. Store in a dry place in the
original package.
Do not use after the expiry date printed on the pack.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What these tablets contain:
• The active ingredient in each tablet is aspirin 300mg.
• The other ingredients are calcium carbonate, maize
starch, lactose, citric acid anhydrous, talc, sodium
saccharin and sodium lauryl sulphate.
What these tablets look like and contents of the pack:

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The tablets are white, flat and round with a breakline on
one side.
They are available in packs of 16, 24, 25, 32, 48, 50, 96
and 100 tablets.
Packs of 24 to 32 tablets are available only from your
pharmacist and pack sizes over 32 tablets are available
only on prescription.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer:
M & A Pharmachem Ltd, Bolton BL5 2AL, UK.
Date of Appr oval: MM/YYYY
PP 2091

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GSL

Dispersible
Aspirin
300mg Tablets BP

ASK YOUR PHARMACIST
OR DOCTOR IF YOU ARE
NOT SURE HOW TO TAKE
THESE TABLETS.
Do not give to children
under 16 years,unless on
the advice of a doctor.

PHARMACHEM LTD.
BOLTON, BL5 2AL

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GSL

EXPIRES:

Dispersible
Aspirin
300mg Tablets BP

ASK YOUR PHARMACIST
OR DOCTOR IF YOU ARE
NOT SURE HOW TO TAKE
THESE TABLETS.
Do not give to children
under 16 years,unless on
the advice of a doctor.

PHARMACHEM LTD.
BOLTON, BL5 2AL


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. This information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. If you have questions about the substances you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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