Low-dose aspirin is used to prevent clots forming in your blood. This reduces your chance of having a stroke or a heart attack.
Take aspirin regularly as directed.
Swallow the coated tablets whole with a glass of water.
Dissolve the soluble tablets in a glass of water before taking.
Cardiprin® tablets may be dissolved in your mouth.
Should an occasional dose be missed it need not be taken later.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with aspirin including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. ginkgo) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Reduced number of blood cells that help your blood to clot - symptoms include: easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
|Tell your doctor immediately|
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. October 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed