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Generic Name: Aspirin
Product Name: Cartia


Aspirin is used as prophylaxis for and in the treatment of transient ischaemic attacks, ischaemic strokes and other thromboembolic disorders. It is also used in conjunction with other anticoagulant drugs to reduce the risk of systemic embolism or vascular death in post-surgical patients who have undergone heart valve replacement.


Aspirin inhibits the activity of an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase, which is responsible for the formation of thromboxane.
Thromboxane is found on circulating platelets in the bloodstream and causes platelets to group together and from blood clots so by blocking thromboxane synthesis, aspirin reduces the formation of blood clots.

Dose advice

One 100 mg capsule is given once a day



Common side effects

– Abdominal pain
– Heartburn
– Increased time to stop bleeding
– Ringing in the ears
– Temporary deafness

Uncommon side effects

– Rash
– Iron deficiency
– Anaemia
– Hives
– Asthma


For further information talk to your doctor.


Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 22 July, 2003

Created by: myVMC