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Aspilets (aspirin, NSAID and antiplatelet)

Aspilets is the brand name for the drug aspirin. Aspirin or acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and anti-platelet drug or “blood thinner”.

Aspilets

Uses

What is Aspilets used for?

  • Pain relief
  • Reducing fever
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Preventing stroke and other cardiovascular diseases

How should I take Aspilets?

Read the directions on the packaging for complete information. Check the label and expiration date.

For oral dosage forms, swallow it whole without chewing, crushing, or dissolving it in liquid. Take it with meals to prevent gastric irritation.

How do I store Aspilets?

Store this product at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store it in the bathroom or the freezer.

There may be different brands of this drug that may have different storage needs. So, it is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush this product down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Additionally, it is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & Warnings

What should I know before using Aspilets?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are/have:

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Taking any other medicines. This includes any prescription, OTC, and herbal remedies.
  • An allergy to any of the ingredients of this product.
  • Any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

Salicylates are present in the umbilical cord and in breast milk after taking them. Low-dose aspirin has less adverse effects than high-dose aspirin. Pregnant women should avoid taking aspirin at 20 weeks of gestation until delivery. Other pain relievers are recommended over aspirin while breastfeeding.

Side Effects

What side effects can occur from Aspilets?

Like all drugs, this product may have side effects. If they occur, side effects are generally mild and resolve once treatment is finished or the dose is lowered. Some reported side effects include:

  • Upset stomach
  • Heartburn
  • Drowsiness
  • Mild headache

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Ringing in your ears
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizure (convulsions)
  • Severe nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloody or tarry stools
  • Coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Fever lasting longer than 3 days
  • Swelling, or pain lasting longer than 10 days

However, not everyone experiences these side effects. In addition, some people may experience other side effects. So, if you have any concerns about a side effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Aspilets?

This medication may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects.

To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist.

Drugs with known interactions:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antiplatelet agents
  • Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
  • Sulfonylureas
  • Phenytoin, valproate
  • Probenecid, sulfinpyrazone
  • Lithium
  • Digoxin
  • Other NSAIDs
  • Methotrexate
  • Ginkgo biloba

If you experience an adverse drug interaction, inform your doctor immediately to reevaluate your treatment plan. Approaches include dose adjustment, drug substitution, or ending therapy.

Does food or alcohol interact with Aspilets?

This drug may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking this drug to prevent gastric irritation. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Aspilets?

This drug may interact with underlying conditions. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. Therefore, it is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially:

  • Active bleeding
  • Ulcers
  • Bleeding disorders

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. Therefore, you should always consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using any medication.

What is the dose for an adult?

The recommended dose is 1 tab daily.

What is the dose for a child?

There is no established pediatric dose. Do not give aspirin to children under 16 years old who have a viral infection, as this may cause Reye’s syndrome. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Aspilets available?

Aspilets is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 80 mg
  • Enteric-coated (EC) tablet 80 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to the nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Avoid missing doses to prevent antibiotic resistance and treatment failure.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Sources

Aspirin https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/aspirin?mtype=generic Accessed July 6, 2021

Aspilets/Aspilets-EC https://www.mims.com/philippines/drug/info/aspilets-aspilets-ec Accessed July 6, 2021

Aspilets® https://www.unilab.com.ph/products/aspilets Accessed July 6, 2021

Aspirin for Reducing Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke: Know the Facts https://www.fda.gov/drugs/safe-daily-use-aspirin/aspirin-reducing-your-risk-heart-attack-and-stroke-know-facts Accessed July 6, 2021

Aspirin. Lexi-Drugs. Lexicomp. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. Riverwoods, IL. Accessed July 6, 2021. http://online.lexi.com

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD Updated 3 weeks ago
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