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Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet



Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is an antiplatelet medicine used to treat and prevent heart attacks, strokes and heart-related chest pain (angina). It helps to prevent the formation of blood clots in your blood vessels. It is a very widely used medicine for heart protection.

Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is usually best taken with food otherwise it may upset your stomach. The dose that is right for you depends on what you are taking it for and how well it helps your symptoms. You should take it as recommended by your doctor.

The most common side effects of this medicine are heartburn or upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. These are not usually serious but if you are worried, ask your doctor about ways of reducing or preventing them. This medicine may sometimes cause you to bleed more easily (for example you may get nosebleeds or bruises).

Before taking it, you should let your doctor know if you have ever had a prolonged problem when your blood did not clot properly or if you have had an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach or intestine. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, also tell your doctor if you have trouble with your liver or kidneys, have high blood pressure or asthma. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting treatment. It is usually not recommended in later stages of pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medicine. Heavy drinking can increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

Uses of Acetyl Salicylic Acid Tablet

Side effects of Acetyl Salicylic Acid Tablet

  • Heartburn
  • Increased bleeding tendency
  • Nausea
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting

How to use Acetyl Salicylic Acid Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Acetyl Salicylic Acid Tablet works

Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with anti-platelet action. It works by preventing platelets from sticking together which decreases the formation of harmful blood clots. This lowers the chance of heart attack or stroke.

Safety Advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet.
Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet
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Quick Tips

  • Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet helps prevent future heart attack and clot-related (ischemic) stroke.
  • It is generally well-tolerated with minimum side effects.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It may make you bleed more easily. Be careful while shaving, using sharp objects, or cutting fingernails or toenails.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice blood in your vomit or have black/tarry stools.
  • Stop taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid 50mg Tablet and tell your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, unusual bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that does not go away.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Nimsun, Abinim, Nimulis
Brand(s): Flanil, Sioril
Brand(s): Pyregin, Alpagin, Novalgin RC

Patient Concerns

What is heart attack? When heart attack coming?
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Related to chest pain angina commonly
Can salicylic acid face wash (2% w/w) cause salicylism within 10-15 days if used once daily? I was on ATT 6 months ago and had completely stopped using the face wash at that time. Started using it again earlier this month and after about 15 days, I have been nauseated quite often (this never happened before when I was using the face wash twice a day last year). Could it be salicylate poisoning? My liver is fine according to the LFT done recently (globulin is a little bit low however). Just need some basic guidance before I visit an actual doctor
Dr. Atula Gupta
No salicylic acid face wash cannot cause salicylism
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Q. How long should I take Acetyl Salicylic Acid for?

You should be taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid for the rest of your life unless stopped by your doctor.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid?

Acetyl Salicylic Acid is known to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. You may not feel any difference after taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid. Keep taking it as prescribed by your doctor, you will be getting the benefits.

Q. How long does Acetyl Salicylic Acid takes to clear from the body?

It takes around 10 days for Acetyl Salicylic Acid to get cleared from the body after completely stopping this medicine.

Q. Why is Acetyl Salicylic Acid given in pregnancy?

Acetyl Salicylic Acid is generally not recommended in pregnancy unless you have certain medical conditions like pre-eclampsia or other clotting disorder.

Q. What is the best time to take Acetyl Salicylic Acid?

Take Acetyl Salicylic Acid as prescribed by your doctor. According to a recent study, taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid at night time, before you go to sleep, is more effective in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Q. Will I need to stop Acetyl Salicylic Acid before surgery or dental procedure?

Acetyl Salicylic Acid may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Acetyl Salicylic Acid. You should not stop taking it on your own.

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