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ASA 75mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

ASA 75mg 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.

ASA 75mg 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 problem with your blood not clotting 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 ASA Tablet

Side effects of ASA Tablet

Common
  • Heartburm
  • Increased bleeding tendency
  • Indigestion
  • Stomach upset
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with ASA 75mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ASA 75mg 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
ASA 75mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
ASA 75mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
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.
Use of ASA 75mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
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.
Use of ASA 75mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • ASA 75mg 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 75mg 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
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Patient Concerns

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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
I was on glimison m 1/500 . Half tablet per day Diabetes was in control but i heard somewhere that metfprmin is npt good for kidney dieses.as my creatinine level stays between 1.0 to 1.7 can i use only glimipiride? Is it safe my suger level is around 100_110 in morning. And what would be the require dose? 1_2_3 mg?? I had heart attack and 3 arteries are block pumping is 20%
Dr. Jagruti Shah
Diabetes Specialist
You can get you E-GFR. when you do s.creatinine eIf it is more than 60 then you can safely continue the same drugs if post lunch sugars are acceptable that is less than 140 mg %. Some times it is safer better to change more kidney friendly drugs and small dose of insulin.
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FAQs

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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