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DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN TABLETS BP 75MG

Active substance(s): ASPIRIN

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advice before taking this medicine.
Sugar intolerance
If you have been told you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicine, as it contains a type of sugar called lactose.
Surgery and tests
If you need to have an operation including having your teeth removed or blood and
urine tests, tell your doctor or dentist you are taking this medicine.
3. How to take
Always take Dispersible Aspirin tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are
not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Avoid alcohol whilst taking this medicine.
Disperse the tablet(s) in a glass of water and drink.
Doses:
Adults: The usual 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.
Children under 16 years old: Not recommended.
If you take more than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at the same time, or you think a child
may have swallowed any contact your nearest hospital casualty department or tell your

doctor immediately. Symptoms of an overdose include ringing in the ears, spinning
sensation, fast breathing rate, changes in some of the chemicals in the body, heart or
kidney failure, fever or coma.
If you forget to take the tablets
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. If you forget to take a dose
take it as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the right time. Do not
take more than one dose in any 4 hour period.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Dispersible Aspirin tablets can cause side effects, although not
everybody gets them.

Stop taking Dispersible Aspirin and contact your doctor at once if you experience
the following signs of an allergic reaction: runny nose, itchy skin, swelling of the face,
lips, throat or tongue, difficulty breathing, worsening of asthma.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following side effects or notice any other
effects not listed:
Gastrointestinal system - 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 sick) and inflammation of the liver.
Blood - anaemia, changes in numbers and types of blood cells. If you have an increase
in number of nose bleeds or notice that you bruise more easily or have more infections

talk to your doctor.
Ears - ringing or buzzing in the ear.
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.
If you are concerned about any side-effects or have any other unusual effects, tell your
doctor immediately and seek advice.
5. How to store
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store the tablets below 25°C in a dry place.

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Do not use Dispersible Aspirin tablets after the expiry date stated on the
label/carton/bottle. 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 Dispersible Aspirin tablets contain
• The active substance (the ingredient that makes the tablets work) is
75mg aspirin (also known as acetylsalicylic acid).
• The other ingredients are citric acid, lactose, maize starch, saccharin

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sodium, calcium carbonate (E170).
What Dispersible Aspirin tablets look like and contents of the pack
Dispersible Aspirin are white, uncoated tablets.
Pack sizes are 100 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and manufacturer
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in November 2008

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Dispersible Aspirin Tablets

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Each tablet contains 75mg Aspirin. Also contains lactose - see leaflet
mg
for further information. For oral use. Keep out of the reach and sight
of children. Talk to your doctor before starting long term aspirin
treatment especially if you are pregnant. Used to help prevent heart
attacks & stroke in previous sufferers & in patients who have unstable angina & after
by-pass surgery. Directions: Disperse in water before use; 1-2 tablets once daily.
Asthmatics should consult their doctor before using this product.
Do not give to children aged under 16 years, unless on the advice of a
doctor. Do not take if you have had a stomach ulcer. Do not exceed the
stated dose. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Store below 25°C in a dry place. Keep the pot tightly closed.
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

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100 tablets
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Dispersible Aspirin 75mg Tablets

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Dispersible Aspirin Tablets

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100 tablets

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For oral use
Each tablet contains 75mg Aspirin. Also contains lactose - see leaflet
mg
for further information. For oral use. Keep out of the reach and sight
of children. Talk to your doctor before starting long term aspirin
treatment especially if you are pregnant. Used to help prevent heart
attacks & stroke in previous sufferers & in patients who have unstable angina
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& after by-pass surgery. Directions: Disperse in water before use; 1-2 tablets once daily.
50136029
Asthmatics should consult their doctor before using this product.
Do not give to children aged under 16 years, unless on the advice of a
doctor. Do not take if you have had a stomach ulcer. Do not exceed the
stated dose. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
Store below 25°C in a dry place. Keep the pot tightly closed.
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

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Important warning:
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 should not be given to children aged under 16 years, unless on the advice of
a doctor.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking Dispersible Aspirin tablets if you
have:
• asthma or allergies
• heart, liver or kidney problems or gout
• an overactive thyroid gland

following by-pass surgery.
2. Before you take
Do not take Dispersible Aspirin tablets and tell your doctor if you have:
• an allergy (hypersensitivity) to aspirin, salicylates or non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other ingredients in the product.
You may have developed difficulty breathing, a runny nose, itchy skin or
swelling after taking aspirin or a NSAID previously (see section 6)
• a stomach ulcer or a history of ulcers or indigestion
• nasal polyps associated with asthma
• haemophilia or other blood clotting disorder or are taking medicines
to thin the blood.

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• dehydration
• anaemia or suffer from a deficiency of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate
dehydrogenase (G6PD) this can cause episodes of anaemia after eating
certain foods such as fava beans (favism)
• systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or other connective tissue disease
• uncontrolled high blood pressure.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken or any
other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or are using
aspirin regularly.

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• cancer or rheumatoid arthritis (e.g. methotrexate)
Other medicines such as:
• metoclopramide or domperidone (to prevent sickness)
• diuretics (“water tablets”) e.g. spironolactone, frusemide, acetazolamide
(to treat high blood pressure)
• medicines which make your urine more alkaline such as antacids, citrates
• antidiabetics
• phenytoin or sodium valproate (to treat epilepsy)
• mifepristone (to induce abortion)
• medicines which can cause hearing problems (vancomycin)

The effect of treatment may be influenced if aspirin is taken at the same time as some
other medicines for:
• thinning of the blood/prevention of clots (e.g. warfarin, dipyridamole,
clopidogrel)
• organ rejection after transplantation (e.g. ciclosporin, tacrolimus)
• high blood pressure (e.g. diuretics and ACE-inhibitors)
• pain and inflammation (e.g. anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen,
or steroids)
• gout (e.g. probenecid, sulphinpyrazone)

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• kaolin (to treat diarrhoea)
• medicines to treat depression such as venlafaxine or SSRIs (eg fluoxetine,
paroxetine)
• cilostazol (to treat intermittent claudication (limping))
• iloprost (to treat high blood pressure)
• zafirlukast (to prevent asthma)
• silbutramine (appetite suppressant).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Avoid taking Dispersible Aspirin tablets during pregnancy especially in the last 3
months of pregnancy or whilst breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for

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4. Possible side effects
5. How to store
6. Further information
1. What Dispersible Aspirin tablets are and what they are used for
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 to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in patients who
have previously suffered such events, in patients who have unstable angina and

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
Index
1. What Dispersible Aspirin tablets are and what they are used for
2. Before you take
3. How to take

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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