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ASPRO CLEAR

Active substance: ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID

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2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ASPRO CLEAR® (cont.)

Aspirin 300mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Aspro Clear
carefully to get the best results from it.





Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it
again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more
information or advice.
You must contact a doctor if your
symptoms worsen or do not improve.
If you have any unusual effects after using
this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What is Aspro Clear and what is it used for?
2. Before you take Aspro Clear
3. How to take Aspro Clear
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Aspro Clear
6. Further information

1. WHAT IS ASPRO CLEAR® AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
Aspro Clear are effervescent tablets which
contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). They
dissolve in water to form a sparkling, lemontasting solution which is absorbed quickly into
the bloodstream.
Aspirin belongs to a group of medicines known
as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
(NSAIDS). It is used for the treatment of pain
and reduction of fever and also has
anti-inflammatory properties.

Aspro Clear can be used for the:
• Treatment of mild to moderate pain
including headache, migraine, backache
(including lumbago), nerve pain (neuralgia
and sciatica), period pain, toothache and
sore throat.
• Symptomatic relief of colds and influenza.
• Relief of rheumatic pain (arthritis),
fibrositis, muscular aches and pains, strains
and sprains.
• Effective reduction of high temperature.

Taking with food and drink:
Avoid taking alcohol while taking Aspro Clear.

labour and affect blood clotting in the mother
or baby.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Do not use Aspro Clear if you are pregnant,
breast-feeding or trying for a baby unless
directed by your doctor. Aspirin can prolong

Always ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking any medicine.

3. HOW TO TAKE ASPRO CLEAR®
Follow the directions below closely. You should
ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure
how to use this medicine.
Aspro Clear tablets must always be dissolved in
water before use.
Adults and children over 16:
Two or three tablets dissolved in half a glass
(100ml) of water may be taken every 4 hours as
required. Drink when effervescence subsides.
You should not take more than 13 tablets in 24
hours.

Speak to your doctor before taking Aspro
Clear if you:
• Are allergic (hypersensitive) to any other
pain relieving, anti-rheumatic or
anti-inflammatory medicines (eg
NSAIDS). For more information
see section 4 ‘Possible Side Effects’.
• Suffer from tightness in the
chest or asthma.
• Have low uric acid excretion,
which is commonly associated
with gout.
• Have kidney or liver problems.
• Are about to have surgery.
Before the operation tell the
doctor or surgeon that you are
taking aspirin.
If you are not sure whether any of the
above apply to you, speak to a doctor or
pharmacist before taking Aspro Clear.

Important information about some of the
ingredients:
Each Aspro Clear tablet contains 180mg
sodium. This should be taken into
consideration by people on a controlled
sodium diet.
Use in children:
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. For this reason aspirin must not be
given to children under 16 years, unless on the
advice of a doctor.
Using other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
are taking or have recently taken any other
medicines, including medicines obtained
without a prescription.
Aspirin can affect the way in which some
medicines work. These medicines include:
• Any pain relieving or anti-inflammatory
medicines.
• Medication to prevent blood clotting (eg
warfarin, heparin, ticlopidine).
• Medication to treat heart problems or to
lower blood pressure (eg ACE inhibitors or
digoxin).
• Medication to treat gout.
• Diuretics (to treat water retention).
• Medication to treat epilepsy (eg sodium
valproate, phenytoin).
• Medication to lower blood sugar if you are
diabetic.
• Methotrexate (to treat psoriasis,
rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and
some types of cancer).
• Some antidepressants known as SSRIs (eg
fluoxetine, paroxetine).
• Medication to treat Addison’s disease (eg
corticosteroids except hydrocortisone).

If symptoms persist speak to your doctor or
pharmacist.
If you take more Aspro Clear than you
should:
If you think you have taken too many tablets
you should go to your nearest Accident and
Emergency Department or contact your doctor
immediately. Take this leaflet with you and any
packaging to show what you have taken.

Not recommended in children under 16.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Aspro Clear can cause side
effects although not everybody gets them.
If you experience any of the following side
effects, stop taking Aspro Clear and go to your
nearest Accident and Emergency Department
or doctor immediately:


2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ASPRO CLEAR®
DO NOT take Aspro Clear if you:
• Are allergic (hypersensitive) to aspirin, any
other salicylates (eg aloxiprin) or any of
the other ingredients of Aspro Clear (see
Section 6, Further Information).
• Have history of hypersensitivity reactions
(eg asthma, rhinitis, urticaria) induced
by pain relieving or anti-inflammatory
medicines (eg NSAIDS or salicylates).
• Have severe kidney or liver problems.
• Have severe heart problems.
• Are on a high dose of methotrexate (15mg
per week or more). If you are not sure check
with your doctor. Also see ‘Using other
medicines’.
• Have a disorder which causes excessive
bleeding such as haemophilia.
• Have, or have had, a stomach or duodenal
ulcer.
• Are pregnant or breast-feeding, unless
advised by a doctor.

Make sure you follow the dosage instructions
and do not take more than the stated dose.




An allergic reaction. Signs of allergic
reaction may include: difficulty in breathing
or swallowing, swelling of the face, lips,
throat or tongue, skin rashes or itching,
large or itchy wheals on the skin, attacks
of sneezing, runny nose and itching eyes
or water retention, heart racing.
Mild stomach pain and heartburn. These are
the most common side effects but can usually
be avoided if aspirin is taken with food.
Stomach ulcer or perforation, stomach
bleeding, which may result in black or
tarry stools.









Increased bleeding/blood thinning (if you
cut or injure yourself) including bruises,
nose bleeds, bleeding gums.
Internal bleeding which may result in
anaemia causing weakness, increased
tiredness and pale skin.
An asthma attack if you are asthmatic and
sensitive to aspirin.
Dizziness or ringing in the ears.
Changes in normal liver activity in blood
tests (very rare).
Runny nose, blocked nose.
Kidney problems, kidney failure in patients
who already have kidney or heart problems.

If you have unusual stomach pains or react
badly to this medicine in any other way, stop
taking Aspro Clear and tell your doctor or
pharmacist immediately.

5. HOW TO STORE ASPRO CLEAR®
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25 °C. Store in a dry place.
This product should be stored in its original
carton.
The tablets are packaged in individual foil
pouches. If the pouch is opened and a tablet is
not used immediately, dispose of the tablet. If
the pouch is damaged or if a tablet is powdery
or discoloured, do not use the tablet.

Do not use Aspro Clear after the expiry date
which is stated on the carton and on the foil
pouch. The expiry date refers to the last day of
that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION
What Aspro Clear contains:
The active substance is aspirin (acetylsalicylic
acid) (300mg per tablet).
The other ingredients are citric acid, dioctyl
sodium sulphosuccinate, lemon flavour, malic
acid, mannitol, polyvinylpyrollidone, saccharin
sodium, sodium hydrogen carbonate and
sodium carbonate.
See section 2 ‘Important information about some
of the ingredients’ for sodium advice.
What Aspro Clear looks like and contents
of the pack:
Aspro Clear comes in cartons containing 6, 18,
or 30 white effervescent tablets packaged in foil
pouches. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.

Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bayer plc
Consumer Care Division
Bayer House, Strawberry Hill
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Delpharm Gaillard
33, Rue de l’Industrie
74240 Gaillard
France
This leaflet was last revised in September 2012.
Aspro® and Aspro Clear® are registered
trademarks.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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