Aspirin Regimen



Today is a good day to start or maintain an aspirin regimen for your heart health plus other health and disease related benefits. Gastroenterologist's say a low-dose baby aspirin regimen therapy can beat anti-platelet drugs which are high-cost and have side-effects.

Aspirin Use to Control Existing Cardiovascular Disease

Aspirin can be beneficial to individuals who already have experienced a heart attack, stroke, angina or peripheral vascular disease, or had certain procedures such as angioplasty or bypass. Doctors may recommend aspirin use for persons with these conditions unless there's another medical reason why these individuals should not take aspirin.

Because aspirin may not be the most effective therapy for everyone, other anti-platelet medicines may be used instead of aspirin or along with aspirin. As with all medications, patients with cardiovascular disease should first speak with their health care provider to learn about the benefits and potential harms of aspirin therapy for them. Providers should be aware that recommendations on size of dose and length of treatment may vary among organizations and by disease.

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Why is Aspirin Prescribed?

Aspirin is used to relieve mild to moderate pain; reduce fever, redness, and swelling; and to help prevent blood from clotting. It's used to relieve discomfort caused by numerous medical problems, including headache, infections, and arthritis. It's also used to reduce risk of a second heart attack or stroke. Larger doses of aspirin are used to treat gout.

This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Usage for this Medicine

Aspirin comes as a regular, coated, extended-release (long-acting), chewable, and effervescent tablet; capsule; and gum to take by mouth and a suppository to use rectally. Aspirin is often taken without a prescription.

If your doctor prescribes baby-aspirin for you, you will get directions for how often you should take it. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take aspirin exactly as directed.

Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Do not break, crush, or chew extended-release tablets and don't open extended-release capsules; swallow them whole.

If regular aspirin tablets cause a bad taste or aftertaste or burning in the throat, try taking coated tablets to avoid these problems.

Regular, coated, and extended-release aspirin tablets and capsules should be swallowed with a full glass of water or milk or after meals to avoid stomach upset.

Chewable aspirin tablets may be chewed, crushed, dissolved in a liquid, or swallowed whole; drink a full glass of water, milk, or fruit juice immediately after taking these tablets.

An oral liquid form of aspirin can be prepared by dissolving effervescent tablets (Alka-Seltzer) according to the directions on the package.

To insert an aspirin suppository into the rectum, follow these steps:

Adults should not take aspirin for pain for more than 10 days (5 days for children) without talking to a doctor. Aspirin should not be taken by adults or children for high fever, fever lasting longer than 3 days, or recurrent fever unless under a doctor's supervision. Don't give more than five doses to a child in a 24-hour period unless directed by a doctor.


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Special Dietary Instructions to Follow

To prevent stomach upset, take aspirin with meals, a full glass of water, or milk.

What to do if you Forget a Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don't take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Medication Side Effects

Although side effects from aspirin are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or don't go away:

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

Medicine Storage Conditions

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture - not in the bathroom. Do not use tablets that have a strong vinegar smell. Store aspirin suppositories in a cool place or in a refrigerator. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.


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In case of Emergency / Overdose

In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

Other Information you Should Know

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Go-Here to Search Health and Wellness Online Resources about Health Related Subjects of Interest Your doctor may order certain lab tests to check your response to aspirin.

If you have diabetes, regular use of eight or more regular strength aspirin tablets a day may affect test results for urine sugar. Talk to your doctor about proper monitoring of your blood sugar while taking aspirin.

If you have had oral surgery or tonsils removed in the last 7-days, do not use chewable or effervescent aspirin tablets, gum, or aspirin in crushed tablets or gargles.

Do not let anyone else take your medication. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about aspirin.



Brand names

  • Adprin B® Tri-Buffered Caplets®
  • Alka-Seltzer® Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
  • Alka-Seltzer® Extra Strength Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
  • Alka-Seltzer® Flavored Effervescent Pain Reliever and Antacid
  • Ascriptin® Arthritis Pain Caplets®
  • Ascriptin® Enteric Adult Low Strength
  • Ascriptin® Enteric Regular Strength
  • Ascriptin® Maximum Extra Strength Caplets®
  • Ascriptin® Regular Strength
  • Aspergum®
  • Bayer ® Aspirin with Calcium Regimen Caplets®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Arthritis Pain Regimen Extra Strength Caplets®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Caplets®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Extra Strength Caplets®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Extra Strength Gelcaps®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Extra Strength Tablets
  • Bayer® Aspirin Regimen Regular Strength Caplets®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Regimen Adult Low Strength
  • Bayer® Aspirin Gelcaps®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Plus Buffered Extra Strength Caplets®
  • Bayer® Aspirin Regimen Children's Chewable
  • Bayer® Aspirin Tablets
  • Bufferin® Arthritis Strength Caplets®
  • Bufferin® Enteric Low Dose Caplets®
  • Bufferin® Extra Strength
  • Bufferin® Tablets
  • Darvon® Compound Pulvules®
  • Easprin®
  • Ecotrin®
  • Ecotrin® Adult Low Strength
  • Ecotrin® Maximum Strength
  • Endodan®
  • Excedrin® Extra-Strength Caplets®
  • Excedrin® Extra-Strength Geltabs
  • Excedrin® Extra-Strength Tablets
  • Excedrin® Migraine Caplets®
  • Excedrin® Migraine Geltabs
  • Excedrin® Migraine Tablets
  • Gelpirin®
  • Genacote®
  • Genacote® Maximum Strength
  • Goody's® Body Pain Powders
  • Goody's® Extra Strength Headache Powders
  • Goody's® Extra Strength Tablets
  • Halfprin®
  • Magnaprin® Arthritis Strength
  • Magnaprin® Improved
  • Norwich® Aspirin
  • Norwich® Aspirin Maximum Strength
  • PC-CAP®
  • Percodan®
  • Percodan®-Demi
  • Roxiprin®
  • St. Joseph® Aspirin Adult Chewable®
  • Supac®
  • Sureprin®
  • Talwin® Compound Caplets®
  • Vanquish® Caplets®
  • ZORprin®

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Brand Names of Combination Products

  • Aggrenox® containing Aspirin and Dipyridamole
  • Alka-Seltzer® Plus Cold & Sinus Medicine Effervescent containing Aspirin and Phenylpropanolamine Bitartrate
  • Anacin® Caplets® containing Aspirin and Caffeine
  • Anacin® Maximum Strength containing Aspirin and Caffeine
  • Anacin® Tablets containing Aspirin and Caffeine
  • BC® Powder Arthritis Strength containing Aspirin, Caffeine, and Salicylamide
  • BC® Powder containing Aspirin, Caffeine, and Salicylamide
  • Butalbital Compound® containing Aspirin, Butalbital, and Caffeine
  • Cope® containing Aspirin and Caffeine
  • Damcontaining Aspirin and Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Equagesic® containing Aspirin and Meprobamate
  • Fiorinal® containing Aspirin, Butalbital, and Caffeine
  • Fiorinal® with Codeine containing Aspirin, Butalbital, Caffeine, and Codeine Phosphate
  • Fiortal® containing Aspirin, Butalbital, and Caffeine
  • Fortabs® containing Aspirin, Butalbital, and Caffeine
  • Micrainin® containing Aspirin and Meprobamate
  • P-A-C® Analgesic containing Aspirin and Caffeine
  • Stanback® Powder containing Aspirin, Caffeine, and Salicylamide
  • Synalgos®-DC containing Aspirin, Caffeine, and Dihydrocodeine Bitartrate