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Aspirin Suppositories 150mg
Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin)
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, please ask your doctor, nurse
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.
• If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side
effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor,
nurse or pharmacist.

In this leaflet:

1. What Aspirin Suppositories are and what they are used for
2. Before you use Aspirin Suppositories
3. How to use Aspirin Suppositories
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Aspirin Suppositories
6. Further information

1. What Aspirin Suppositories are and what they
are used for
The active ingredient Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) is a medicine with
pain relieving properties.
Aspirin Suppositories are used for:
• the relief of mild to moderate pain caused by headaches or
• the relief of a high temperature (fever) due to a cold or flu
• the relief of pain and swelling due to rheumatic disease, arthritis
or sciatica.

2. Before you use Aspirin Suppositories

3. How to use Aspirin Suppositories
Always use Aspirin Suppositories exactly as your doctor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
1. If you need to empty your bowels this should be done before
inserting the suppository.
2. Wash hands before opening individual packaging.
If the suppository is too soft, it may be chilled in the refrigerator
or under cold running water before unwrapping

To remove a suppository, tear one from the strip
along the perforations then peel it from the
plastic wrapping by grasping the two halves of
the wrapping at the tip of the suppository and
pulling them gently apart. The tip should be
moistened with a little cold water to aid insertion

4. Lie on your left side (if you are right handed) and draw your knees
up towards your chest, with the right leg drawn up more
than the left.

Using your index finger or middle finger, whichever you find
easier, gently push the suppository into the rectum (back
passage), making sure the rounded end of the suppository is
inserted first.

6. The suppository should be inserted as far as possible, pushing
tend of the suppository sideways to ensure contact with the wall
of the bowel.
7. Lower your legs to a comfortable position to help you to hold the
suppository in place.
How much to use
Adults, the elderly and children over 16 years
The usual dose is 3-4 suppositories every 4 hours. You should not
use more than 24 suppositories in 24 hours.
Children under 16 years
Not recommended for children under 16 years.

You should not use Aspirin Suppositories if:
• you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) or
to any other similar medicines (NSAIDS),or to any of the
ingredients listed in section 6 of this leaflet
• you suffer from asthma
• you suffer from an allergy or have previously suffered from an
allergic reaction with symptoms such as swelling, itching or a
runny nose.
• you suffer from a blood disorder known as haemophilia
• your blood has difficulty clotting
• you are suffering or have previously suffered from a stomach
• you suffer from gout

Prolonged use of Aspirin Suppositories is not recommended.

Do not give Aspirin Suppositories to children under 16 years of age
as it may cause serious and possibly fatal side effects.

If you usually suffer from asthma you may experience an asthma

If any of the above apply to you please tell your doctor before taking
this medicine.

If any of these side effects get serious, or you notice any other
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or

Take special care with Aspirin Suppositories.
Tell your doctor if:
• you suffer from liver or kidney problems
• you are dehydrated
• your doctor has told you that you suffer from a blood disorder
known as G6PD deficiency
• you have a history of bleeding from your stomach or intestines

If you use more Aspirin Suppositories than you should
If these suppositories are swallowed or if you have exceeded the
stated dose of your medicine contact your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines Aspirin Suppositories can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them.
Side effects that may occur include:
• difficulty breathing
• an allergic reaction, the symptoms of which include a skin rash or
other skin reactions, a runny nose, or swollen face or lips.

5. How to Store Aspirin Suppositories
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use Aspirin Suppositories after the expiry date on the carton
label. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. The doctor
or nurse will check that the product has not passed this date.

If your symptoms persist you should consult your doctor.

Do not store above 25°C.

Do not use Aspirin Suppositories for a prolonged period of time.

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.

Taking other medicines
Effect of the treatment may be influenced if aspirin is taken at the
same time as some other medicines for:
• Blood clot (e.g. warfarin)
• Rejection of organ after transplantation (cyclosporine, tacrolimus)
• high blood pressure (e.g. diuretics and ACE-inhibitors)
• pain and inflammation (e.g. steroids or anti-inflammatory
• gout (probenecid)
• cancer och reumatoid arthritis (methotrexate)
• diabetes (insulin)
Before using aspirin inform your doctor about the medicines you are
taking. If you are using aspirin regularly seek advice of your doctor
before taking any other medicine including medicines bought over
the counter and medicines obtained without a prescription.
If you have any doubts as to whether Aspirin Suppositories are
suitable for you please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Aspirin Suppositories may be used during pregnancy but should
be avoided near to the birth as it may prolong labour and increase
Aspirin Suppositories should not be used if you are breast-feeding.

6. Further Information
What Aspirin Suppositories contain
The active ingredient is Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) 150mg
The other ingredient is hard fat (suppository base)
What Aspirin Suppositories look like and contents of the pack:
Aspirin Suppositories are smooth, white suppositories supplied in a
plastic cavity in strips of 5. Each pack contains 10 suppositories.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Martindale Pharmaceuticals Limited
Bampton Road, Harold Hill, Essex, RM3 8UG, United Kingdom
Ricesteele Manufacturing Ltd.,
Cookstown Industrial Estate, Tallaght,Dublin 24, Ireland.
Product License Number:
PL 00156/0373
This leaflet was last revised in: 04/2017


Effects on the ability to drive and use machinery:
There are no known effects of using Aspirin Suppositories on driving
or using machines.
Continued overleaf

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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