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Active substance(s): ASPIRIN

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Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
• This medicine is available without prescription;
however you still need to take it 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
In this leaflet:
1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take this medicine
3. How to take this medicine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store this medicine
6. Further information

1. What this medicine is and what it is used for
• Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
It helps prevent blood cells sticking together.
• It can be used to help prevent further heart attacks and
strokes in patients who have a history of these conditions.
It can also be taken after by-pass surgery.

2. Before you take this medicine
Do not take these tablets if you:
• are allergic to Aspirin or any other non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, such as Ibuprofen (see symptoms of
an allergic reaction in Section 4, Possible side effects)
• are allergic to any of the other ingredients in the tablet (listed
in section 6, Further Information)
• have been told you suffer from haemophilia or from any
disease which affects the clotting of your blood
• are taking medicines to thin your blood such as Warfarin
• have gout
• have a stomach ulcer, a history of stomach ulcers or suffer
from indigestion

• have nasal polyps associated with asthma
Important warning:
There is a possible association between aspirin and Reye’s
syndrome when give to children. Reye’s syndrome is a
very rare disease, which can be fatal. For this reason, aspirin
should not be given to children under 16 years of age, unless
on the advice of a doctor.
Take special care with this medicine
Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these
tablets if you:
• have kidney or liver problems
• are dehydrated
• suffer from asthma or allergic disease
• are elderly
• have anaemia (reduction in number of red blood cells in
your blood)
• have been told you have glucose-6-phosphate
dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
• are taking insulin for your diabetes
• have cardiac failure (which can cause increasing
breathlessness and fluid retention)
• have a connective tissue disorder like systemic lupus
erythematosus (SLE) as there is a risk of worsening liver
and kidney problems
• have an overactive thyroid gland, which causes fast heart
beat, sweating and weight loss
You should let your doctor know if you are taking aspirin
tablets, particularly if you are going to have an operation,
including having dental work, as you may need to stop taking
your tablets several days before the operation.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any
medicines, including those you buy without a
prescription such as herbal remedies and health
supplements from a pharmacy, supermarket or health
food shop, as they may interact with this medicine.

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Examples of medicines which can affect Aspirin are:
• Medicines to thin the blood (e.g. Warfarin and dipyridamole)
• Other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen
(used to relieve pain and swelling)
• Antacids (for indigestion) or adsorbents (e.g. kaolin for
• Mifepristone (for termination of pregnancy)- do not take this
medicine for 8 to 12 days after taking mifepristone
• Medicines for diabetes (e.g. Glibenclamide or insulin)
• Medicines for epilepsy (e.g.Phenytoin and Sodium Valproate)
• Medicines to treat gout (e.g. Probenecid and
• Sulphonamide antibiotics used to treat infections (e.g.
• Methotrexate used to reduce inflammation
• Corticosteroids used to reduce inflammation (e.g.
prednisolone and hydrocortisone)
• Medicines to treat high blood pressure (e.g. ACE- inhibitors
like Lisinopril)
• Zafirlukast (used for asthma)
• Metoclopramide and domperidone (used for nausea and
• Diuretics to make you pass more water e.g. spironolactone
and furosemide
• Acetazolamide used to treat glaucoma
• Vancomycin ( used to treat infections)
• Alcohol may increase the risk of side effects. Avoid alcohol
whilst taking Aspirin.
Aspirin may affect the results of thyroid function tests, and
some urine sugar tests. Tell your doctor or nurse if you are
having these tests.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
• Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, think you
have become pregnant or intend to become pregnant whilst
taking these tablets or are breast-feeding.
• Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advise before taking this
or any other medicines.

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• Always take these tablets exactly as your doctor has
advised you.
• You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.
• Swallow the tablet(s) with a glass of water and do not cut,
chew or crush the tablets
Adults and Children over 16years of age:
• The usual dose for long term use is one or two tablets once
daily dissolved in water.
• In some circumstances your doctor may advise a higher
dose of up to 4 tablets daily.
Do not give to children under 16 years, unless on the
advice of a doctor. Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take more Dispersible Aspirin than you should
Contact your nearest hospital casualty (A&E) or your doctor
immediately. Take your medicine in its original packaging with
you in order to enable the doctor to identify your medication
If you forget to take Dispersible Aspirin
If you miss a dose, skip the dose and take the next dose as

4. Possible Side Effects
Like all medicines, these tablets can cause side effects,

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5. How to store this medicine
• Keep the medicine in a safe place where children can not
see or reach.

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• Do not take your tablets after the expiry date marked on the
• Do not store above 25°C.
• Keep the tablets in the package or container in which they
were given to you in order to protect them from moisture
and light.
• If you have any left over tablets then take them back to your
pharmacist for safe disposal.

6. Further information
What Dispersible Aspirin Tablets contain
• Each tablet contains Aspirin 75mg, as the active ingredient
• The other ingredients are: sodium saccharin E954, citric
acid E330, calcium carbonate E170, maize starch, purified
talc E553b, sodium lauryl sulphate, lactose monohydrate.
• The sodium content is less than 0.1mg per tablet.
What the tablets look like and contents of the pack
• Tablets are white, round in shape which have embossed
on one face and are plain on the other.
• The blisters are available in packs of 12, 20, 24, 28, 30, 32,
48, 56, 60, 84, 96, 98 and 100 tablets.
• The containers are available in containers of 32, 50 and 100
• Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Name and address: Bristol Laboratories ltd,
Unit 3, Canalside, Northbridge Road,
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire,
United Kingdom, HP4 1EG
0044 (0)1442 200922
0044 (0)1442 873717
Dispersible Aspirin 75mg Tablets BP; PL 17907/0155
This leaflet was last approved in March 2015
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or
audio format, please contact the licence holder at the
address (or telephone, fax, email) above.
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3. How to take this medicine

although not everybody gets them.
STOP TAKING this medicine and seek immediate medical
help if you suffer from any of the following:
• unexplained wheezing, worsening of asthma, shortness of
breath, runny nose, swelling of the lips, face, or neck, skin
rash or itching, as these may be signs of an allergic
(hypersensitivity) reaction
• pass blood in your faeces (stools/motions), pass black
tarry stools, or vomit blood or dark particles that look like
coffee grounds
STOP TAKING this medicine and tell your doctor if you
• indigestion or heartburn or abdominal pain (pains in your
The following side effects can occur during treatment with
Aspirin tablets:
• a tendency to bleed or bruise more easily, changes in
numbers and types of blood cells. You must tell your doctor
if you experience any unusual bleeding.
• ringing in your ears (tinnitus)
• skin rashes
• inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) – particularly in patients
with systemic lupus erythematosus
• salicylism – if you take large doses for a long time, you
may develop symptoms of salicylism, which include
dizziness, deafness, sweating, nausea (feeling sick),
vomiting, headache and confusion.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow
Card Scheme at: By reporting
side effects you can help provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.


Driving and using machines
• Aspirin does not usually affect the ability to drive or operate
Important information about some of the ingredients
of Aspirin Tablets
• Aspirin Tablets contains LACTOSE.
• If you have been told by your doctor that you have intolerance
to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
medicinal product.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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