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Aspirine PH8

Uses|Precautions & warnings|Side effects|Interactions|Dosage


What is aspirin pH8 used for?

Aspirin pH8 is an antiplatelet and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used for:

  • Pain relief;
  • Reduce fever or inflammation;
  • Treat or prevent heart attacks, blood clots, and strokes.

Aspirin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How should I take aspirin pH8?

  • Aspirin pH8 should be taken with food. Use exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Take with food if aspirin upsets your stomach.
  • Do not crush, chew, break, or open an enteric-coated or delayed release pill. Swallow it whole.
  • The chewable tablet form of aspirin must be chewed before swallowing.
  • If you use the orally disintegrating tablet or the dispersible tablet, follow all dosing instructions provided with your medicine.
  • If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using aspirin. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
  • Do not take this medicine if you smell a strong vinegar odor in the aspirin bottle. The medicine may no longer be effective.

How do I store aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store aspirin pH8 in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of aspirin pH8 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 aspirin pH8 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.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using aspirin pH8?

  • You should not use aspirin if you have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, or if you are allergic to a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).
  • Aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • Aspirin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma or seasonal allergies.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using aspirin pH8 during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking aspirin pH8. Aspirin pH8 is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk;
  • B=No risk in some studies;
  • C=There may be some risk;
  • D=Positive evidence of risk;
  • X=Contraindicated;
  • N=Unknown.

Occasional low-dose aspirin is considered safe for pregnant and lactating women, despite some passage of the drug into the placenta and breast milk. Aspirin and other prostaglandin inhibitors should not be given to pregnant women during the first and second trimesters unless clearly necessary and there are no other options. High-dose or daily aspirin regimens are contraindicated for both breastfeeding and pregnant women, especially during the third trimester.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from aspirin pH8?

  • Upset stomach;
  • Heartburn;
  • Drowsiness;
  • A mild headache.
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Bleeding.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.


What drugs may interact with aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 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, such as:

  • Corticosteroids;
  • Analgin;
  • Phenylbutazone and oxyphenbutazone.

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.

Does food or alcohol interact with aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 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.

What health conditions may interact with aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.


The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using aspirin pH8.

What is the dose of aspirin pH8 for an adult?

Acute ischaemic stroke, Angina pectoris, Myocardial infarction

For primary prevention: Loading dose: 150-300 mg.

For fever and/or mild to moderate pain


Tablets: Initially, 300-900 mg, repeated 4-6 hourly according to clinical needs. Max: 4 g daily.


As suppository: 450-900 mg 4 hourly. Max: 3.6 g daily.

Rheumatic disorders

4-8 g daily in divided doses for acute disorders.

5.4 g daily in divided doses for chronic conditions.

Prophylaxis of cardiovascular events in high-risk patients

Long term: 75-150 mg once daily.

Short term: 150-300 mg daily.

What is the dose of aspirin pH8 for a child?

Aspirin is not recommended for use in children, especially to treat fever symptoms that may be caused by a viral infection such as the chicken pox or flu. A child taking aspirin may develop Reye’s Syndrome which can be fatal.

It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is aspirin pH8 available?

Aspirin is available in the following brands dosage forms and strengths:

  • Asthromed EC tablet: 100 mg
  • Bayer(R) Aspirin tablets: 100 mg, 300 mg
  • Bayprin EC tablet: 100 mg
  • Besprin EC tablet: 100 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 your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Aspirin pH8, 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.

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


Aspirin. https://www.mims.com/malaysia/drug/info/aspirin/?type=brief&mtype=generic Accessed  October 03, 2016

Aspirin. https://www.drugs.com/mtm/aspirin.html Accessed  October 03, 2016

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Written by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD on May 02, 2020
Medically reviewed by Stephanie Nicole Nera, RPh, PharmD