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DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN 75mg TABLETS BP 1000 TABLETS
Can help prevent further heart attacks in patients with
previous history of these conditions. Can also be used
after bypass surgery. You should speak to your doctor
before starting therapy as they will be able to advise you
if this medicine is appropriate for your condition. Dose:
Unless otherwise directed by a doctor.
Adults, the elderly and children over 16 years: The usual
dose for long term use is one or two tablets once daily.
Take dissolved in water. In some circumstances a doctor
may advise a higher dose of up to 4 tablets daily. Patients
with asthma or a sensitivity to aspirin should not take this
product. Do not take this product if you have or have ever
had a stomach ulcer. Medicines should not be taken in
pregnancy and when breast-feeding without consulting a
doctor. If symptoms persist consult your doctor.
DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN AGED UNDER 16 YEARS
UNLESS ON THE ADVICE OF A DOCTOR.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH
Each dispersible tablet contains: Aspirin 75mg.
Also contains Lactose. The sodium content is less than
0.1mg per tablet.
For oral use.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original package.
Keep the bottle tightly closed.
Marketing authorisation holder:
Bristol Laboratories Ltd.,
Unit 3, Canalside, Northbridge Road,
Berkhamsted, HP4 1EG, UK
Almus® is a registered trademark
WHAT IS YOUR MEDICINE FOR?
For the prevention of further heart attacks and strokes in patients with a
previous history of heart attacks or stroke and following by-pass surgery.
BEFORE YOU TAKE YOUR MEDICINE
You should speak to your doctor before starting therapy as they will be
able to advise you if this medicine is appropriate for your condition.
Do not take aspirin if:
l You are allergic to Aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs, such as ibuprofen
l You are allergic to any of the other ingredients
l You have been told you suffer from haemophilia or a similar problem
with blood clotting
l You are taking medicines to thin your blood such as warfarin
l You are under 16 years old, unless your doctor has told you to take
l You have had an asthma attack after taking aspirin
l You have gout
l You have a stomach ulcer or a history of stomach ulcers
Take special care with aspirin if:
l You have liver or kidney problems
l You are dehydrated
l You suffer from asthma
l You are elderly
l You have been told that you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
You have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some
You are diabetic
You should let your doctor know you are taking aspirin tablets, particularly if
you are going to have an operation, as you may need to stop taking your
tablets several days before the operation.
You should let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or wish
to become pregnant or start breast-feeding whilst taking this medicine. Taking
aspirin late in pregnancy may affect the onset and duration of labour, cause a
tendency to bleed in both mother and baby and affect the baby's circulation
and so should be avoided. Taking aspirin while breast-feeding could cause
Reye's syndrome in the baby and so should be avoided.
There may be some problems if aspirin is taken with other medicines. Example
of medicines which can affect aspirin are:
l Drugs which are used to thin the blood - you should not take aspirin if you
are on heparin, warfarin, or other tablets to thin the blood
l Methotrexate, used to reduce inflammation
l Probenecid and sulphinpyrazone, used to treat gout
l Antacids, used to treat indigestion
l Kaolin, used to treat diarrhoea
l ACE Inhibitors, such as lisinopril, used to treat high blood pressure and
l Steroids such as cortisone and hydrocortisone
l Some diuretics, such as spironolactone, used to get rid of excess fluid
from the body, and acetazolamide, used to treat glaucoma
Insulin and other drugs used to treat diabetes
Zafirlukast, used to treat asthma
Metoclopramide, used to treat nausea and vomiting
Mifepristone, used to terminate pregnancies. You should not take aspirin
until eight to twelve days after mifepristone
l Other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as
ibuprofen, used to treat pain
l Phenytoin and sodium valproate, used in epilepsy
l Sulfonamides such as sulphamethoxazole, used to treat infections
Aspirin may affect the results of thyroid function tests. Tell your doctor or
nurse if you are taking aspirin.
If you have any doubts about whether you should take these tablets, then
discuss things more fully with your doctor or pharmacist.
TAKING YOUR MEDICINE:
Follow the instructions on the label about how to take your medicine.
Your pharmacist may also help you if you are not sure.
Consult a doctor before commencing therapy for the first time.
Dose: Unless otherwise directed by your doctor - For oral use
Adults, the elderly and children over 16 years: The usual dose for long
term use is one or two tablets once daily, dissolved in water. In some
circumstances a doctor may advise a higher dose of up to 4 tablets daily.
DO NOT GIVE TO CHILDREN AGED UNDER 16 YEARS, UNLESS ON THE
ADVICE OF A DOCTOR.
DO NOT EXCEED THE STATED DOSE.
This leaflet provides some important information about
your medicine. Please read it carefully before you start
taking Dispersible Aspirin 75mg Tablets B.P. If you have
any further questions, or if there is anything you do not
understand, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
WHAT IS IN YOUR MEDICINE?
Your medicine is called Dispersible Aspirin 75mg
Tablets B.P. and consists of white, round tablets which
other. Each dispersible tablet contains the active
ingredient aspirin 75mg and also contains lactose
monohydrate, calcium carbonate E170, maize starch,
citric acid E330, purified talc E553b, sodium saccharin
E954 and sodium lauryl sulphate. The sodium content
is less than 0.1mg per tablet. Aspirin belongs to a class
of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
Available in dispensing pack sizes of 112, 500 and
MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER AND MANUFACTURER
Bristol Laboratories Limited, Unit 3, Canalside,
Northbridge Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 1EG, UK
If symptoms persist consult your doctor. If you miss a single dose of Dispersible Aspirin
75mg Tablets B.P. do not worry and take your next one at the normal time.
DO NOT DOUBLE UP ON A DOSE TO MAKE UP FOR THE MISSING ONE.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU TAKE TOO MANY DISPERSIBLE ASPIRIN 75MG TABLETS B.P.
If you accidentally take a large number of tablets (overdose) you should contact the
nearest hospital casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.
WHILE TAKING YOUR MEDICINE:
Like many medicines, aspirin may cause side-effects in some patients, particularly when
treatment is first started. These can include irritation of the stomach lining (which can be
aggravated by alcohol), skin reactions such as rash or hives, swelling of the face or eyes,
difficulty with breathing, an asthma attack, wheezing, runny nose, anaemia and a tendency
to bleed or bruise more easily . You should consult your doctor in all cases and stop taking
the tablets immediately if you have any type of rash, swelling, breathing problems or notice
blood in the vomit (looks like coffee grounds) or in stools (look tarry).
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. If
you experience any other unusual or unexpected symptoms which persist or are
troublesome, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
STORING YOUR MEDICINE:
Keep your medicine in the package or container in order to protect from moisture and light.
Keep the bottle tightly closed. Keep your medicine in a safe place where children cannot
see or reach it. The medicine could be harmful to them.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use these tablets after the expiry date printed on the pack.
Date of leaflet preparation: Feb 2006
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.