Medicine Overview of Asa Tablet
Side effects of Asa Tablet
Gastrointestinal irritation, Nausea, Vomiting, Dyspepsia, Gastritis, Bleeding disorder, Reduced 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 75mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Asa Tablet works
Asa 75mg 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.
In Depth Information on Asa Tablet
Expert advice for Asa Tablet
- Helps prevent future heart attack and clot-related (ischemic) stroke with minimum side effects.
- Take with food to avoid the risk of bleeding in the stomach or intestines. Notify your doctor if you notice black stools or cough up blood (however small the amount).
- Discontinue Asa right away and notify your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, abnormal bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that doesn't go away.
- Do not use Asa for fever in children <18 years of age as it may cause neurological side effects.
- People with nasal polyp and asthma can have a severe allergy to Asa.
Asa Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Asa Tablet
Taking Aspirin with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Asa 75mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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 75mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.+more
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Asa 75mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect yo+more
ur vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear....
Asa 75mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Asa 75mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Asa 75mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease....
Use of Asa 75mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Asa 75mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Asa 75mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.+more
Use of Asa 75mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease....
Use of Asa 75mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Dexadran 4mg Injection, Decamycin 4mg Injection, Walacort 0.5mg Tablet, Pericort 4mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions about Asa Tablet
Frequently asked questions about Aspirin
Yes, Asa acts as a blood thinner. In low doses, it has antiplatelet action and it prevents the platelets from sticking together. This helps to decrease the risk of blood clot formation in blood vessels and provides protection from heart attack and stroke.
Yes, Asa is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). In low doses, it protects the heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. In higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation and is useful in arthritis, minor body aches, and pains and headache.
Q. Can I take Asa and clopidogrel together?
Yes, you can take Asa and clopidogrel together. Fixed-dose combinations of clopidogrel and Asa are available and effectively lowers the risk of heart attack and is used in patients after a coronary artery stent but it can increase the risk of bleeding.
No, Asa should not be used for alcohol hangover/ hangover headache. Alcohol use cause damage to the stomach lining and use of aspirin along with can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Yes, at low dose, Asa is beneficial for patients who are at an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It is also advised after stent placement or coronary artery bypass. In low doses, it does not allow the platelets to stick together and decreases the risk of blood clot formation.
Yes, Asa can be taken in an empty stomach particularly to increase its rate and extent of absorption, as the presence of food interferes with Asa absorption. Having said so, aspirin taken in an empty stomach can irritate the stomach surface and cause erosions.
No, Asa is not known to play any role in hair growth. It is a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug). In low doses, it protects the heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. In higher doses, it relieves mild to moderate pain, fever, and inflammation
Asa is safe to use in the doses as advised by the doctor, however, there are some common side effects associated with its use like nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, gastritis, bleeding disorder, decreased blood platelets, gastric erosion, and gastric ulcer.
Q. Can I take Asa with Tamsulosin?
Asa and Tamsulosin can be taken together. There are no known drug-drug interactions when they are used together.
Q. Can I take Asa with famotidine?
Asa can be taken with famotidine. Asa is a pain killer and belongs to the group of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents) which can increase the gastric acid secretion and worsen stomach acidity, heartburn, and stomach ulcers and drugs like Famotidine are used to prevent and treat gastric problems caused by painkillers.
Q. Can I take fexofenadine with Asa?
Yes, you can take fexofenadine with Asa. Fexofenadine is an anti-histaminic drug used for the treatment of allergic diseases and Asa is a NSAID (non-steroidal inflammatory drug) and has antiplatelet action and helps to relieve pain, fever, and swelling. There are no reported drug interactions or harmful effects when they are used together.
Q. Are Asa and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) the same?
Yes, Asa and ASA (acetylsalicylic acid) are the names for the same medicine. Aspirin is called acetylsalicylic acid, as it is an acetyl derivative of the salicylic acid and is commonly abbreviated as ASA.
Asa is not known to cause Helicobacter Pylori infection. However, its use in patients already having H. pylori infection can cause an increased risk of stomach ulcers and bleeding due to these ulcers.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen after Asa?
It is advisable to not take ibuprofen with Asa. Your doctor can suggest an alternative. Ibuprofen can decrease the antiplatelet effect of Asa. When taken together, they can cause increased anticoagulation and potassium levels. Also, Asa can increase the level of ibuprofen. If needed, take ibuprofen 8 hours before Asa or 2 to 4 hours after.
After oral intake, Asa rapidly gets converted to salicylic acid, its major active circulating form. Both are primarily metabolized (broken down) in the liver to salicyluric acid and products like phenolic and acyl glucuronides and others. All metabolites are excreted through the kidneys.
Yes, use of Asa is contraindicated in patients with asthma, rhinitis and nasal polyps. Asa can cause allergic reactions like urticaria (raised, itchy, skin rashes), angioedema (swelling of skin and tissue under the skin), or bronchospasm (narrowing of the airway).
Q. Is there any interaction between Asa and vitamin D?
No, drug-drug interactions or additional harmful effects have been reported when Asa and vitamin D are used together.
Q. Is asacol also Asa?
No, asacol is not Asa. Asacol is 5-aminosalicylic acid and is used in the treatment of ulcerative colitis while Asa is acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and belongs to the group of pain killers.
Allergic reactions to Asa can predominantly affect the respiratory airway tract causing nasal congestion, running nose and difficulty in breathing or the allergic reactions can be limited resulting in urticaria (raised, itchy, skin rashes) and angioedema (swelling of the lower layer of skin and tissue just under the skin).
Asa helps in stopping the processes of platelet adhesion and aggregation (clumping of platelets). Thereby, the risk of formation of blood clots in the vessels supplying the brain is reduced leading to lesser chances of occurrences of stroke.
No, as such Asa does not harm your liver. However, if you already have some liver disorder or haven taken Asa at high doses, there can be occurrence Asa-related toxicity. Hence, it is necessary to disclose your liver condition to the treating physician.
Asa blocks the enzyme cyclooxygenase which is necessary for the production of thromboxane. Thromboxane normally acts as a pro-aggregatory agent causing the platelets to clump and form a clot. Hence, Asa by blocking the action of thromboxane functions as an antiplatelet drug.
Yes, long-term use of Asa has been associated with constipation. However, occurrence of this side effect is not very common.
Asa contains acetyl salicylic acid. And salicylic acid is a common component of most of the topical (local application) creams of acne. However, Asa as such is not used in the management of acne.
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