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ASA 50 mg Tablet


Uses of ASA Tablet

ASA Tablet side effects

  • Gastrointestinal irritation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gastritis
  • Bleeding disorder
  • Low blood platelets
  • Gastric erosion
  • Gastric ulcer

How to use ASA 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. ASA 50 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How ASA Tablet works

ASA 50 mg 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.

ASA Tablet related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with ASA 50 mg Tablet. Taking ASA 50 mg Tablet with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
ASA 50 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
ASA 50 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
ASA 50 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
ASA 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of ASA 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ASA 50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
ASA 50 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ASA 50 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of ASA 50 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • ASA 50 mg 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, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice blood in your vomit or have black/tarry stools.
  • Stop taking ASA 50 mg 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 ASA 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): Methosis
Brand(s): Budojet
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
Brand(s): Zencort-M, Welone
Brand(s): Defmark, Zacdef, Ecodef
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to ASA

my mom age 60, she is taking calcar10mg nd thyronorm 50mg. from 1year, bt from past 2days she z feeling heavy in d chest after her fud. after taking gelusil she z feeling better. may i know wat z d cause nd z it a heart attack. kindly reply me as soon as possible
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Get stress test done
What are the 3 Loading tablets to prevent heart attackDisprin atorvastatin and another tablet starts with the letter c
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
Clopidogrel but is better to take under medical supervision
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User Feedback


Q. How long should I take ASA for?

You should be taking ASA for the rest of your life unless stopped by your doctor.

Q. When will I feel better after taking ASA?

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

Q. How long does ASA takes to clear from the body?

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

Q. Why is ASA given in pregnancy?

ASA 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 ASA?

Take ASA as prescribed by your doctor. According to a recent study, taking ASA 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 ASA before surgery or dental procedure?

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

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