Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Cotaspirin 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.

Cotaspirin 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 Cotaspirin Tablet

Benefits of Cotaspirin Tablet

In Prevention of Angina (heart-related chest pain)

Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet works as a blood thinner and is used in small doses to reduce the risk of blood clots forming. It prevents platelets from sticking together thereby preventing the formation of harmful blood clots. This means you are less likely to suffer from angina, a heart attack, a stroke, or other blockage of blood vessels. It is likely to be prescribed if you have a high risk of cardiovascular disease and should be taken regularly (usually for the rest of your life) to have a preventive effect.

In Treatment and prevention of Heart attack

Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet prevents the formation of blood clots in blood vessels thereby reducing the risk of future heart attacks or strokes. In larger doses, Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet may be used in the treatment of a heart attack or a stroke which has been caused by a blood clot. It stops the blood clot that is blocking the supply of blood to the heart from growing any bigger.

Side effects of Cotaspirin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cotaspirin

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

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

How Cotaspirin Tablet works

Cotaspirin 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

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cotaspirin 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cotaspirin 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.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • Cotaspirin 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 Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet and tell your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, unusual bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that does not go away.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Acylsalicylic Acid Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
BLOOD RELATED
Action Class
NSAID's- Non-Selective COX 1&2 Inhibitors (Salicylates)

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cotaspirin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING

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FAQs

Q. How long should I take Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet for?

You should be taking Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet for the rest of your life unless stopped by your doctor.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet?

Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet is known to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. You may not feel any difference after taking Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet. Keep taking it as prescribed by your doctor, you will be getting the benefits.

Q. How long does Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet takes to clear from the body?

It takes around 10 days for Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet to get cleared from the body after completely stopping this medicine.

Q. Why is Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet given in pregnancy?

Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet 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 Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet?

Take Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. According to a recent study, taking Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet 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 Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet before surgery or dental procedure?

Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet may increase the risk of bleeding during a surgery or dental procedure. Therefore, you may be asked by your doctor to stop taking Cotaspirin 50mg Tablet. You should not stop taking it on your own.

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Natco House, Road No.2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500 034, India
Country of Origin: India

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