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Aspir-81® is commonly used for treating pain and reducing fever or inflammation. It is also used for primary prevention of thromboembolic disorders and cardiovascular events, such as ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, acute myocardial infarction, prevention of recurrent, unstable angina pectoris, chronic stable angina pectoris.
In addition, Aspir-81® is taken for secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in persons with diabetes mellitus such as history of myocardial infarction, vascular bypass procedure, stroke or transient ischemic attack, angina and persons with additional risk factors, including hypertension, smoking, dyslipidemia, and family history of cardiovascular disease.
If you have recently had surgery on clogged arteries such as bypass surgery, carotid endarterectomy, coronary stent, your doctor may direct you to use aspirin in low doses as a blood thinner to prevent blood clots.
Aspir-81® may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.
Ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack:
Acute myocardial infarction:
Prevention of recurrent MI, unstable angina pectoris and chronic stable angina pectoris, primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes mellitus:
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG):
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA):
Prevention of complications of pregnancy: pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, intrauterine growth retardation, pregnancy with existing conditions (e.g., SLE, positive cardiolipin antibody test):
Initial dose: 80 mg daily from 13th-26th weeks of gestation.
The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food, swallow tablet with a glass of water.
Do not chew, crush, or bite the enteric coated tablet.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use medication.
In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.
It is also important to carry a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking with you in case of emergencies.
If you miss a dose of Aspir-81®, 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.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Aspir-81® may cause these side effects, such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:
Aspir-81® should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspir-81® can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye’s syndrome in children.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using this medication during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication. This medication is pregnancy risk category C, D in 3rd trimester, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:
Aspir-81® and its metabolites pass into breast milk in small quantities. Since no adverse effects on the infant have been observed after occasional use, interruption of breastfeeding is usually unnecessary. However, on regular use or on intake of high doses, breastfeeding should be discontinued early.
Always consult your health care provider prior to using Aspir-81® if you are pregnant, breastfeeding.
Aspir-81® 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. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.
These product may interact with Aspir-81® include:
Aspir-81® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.
Aspir-81® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Aspir-81® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Aspir-81® that may have different storage needs. 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 Aspir-81® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. 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.
Aspir-81® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:
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