ASTRIX 100 mg capsules is a low dose formulation of aspirin. It is different to regular or extra strength aspirin formulas that are used for pain and headache relief.
ASTRIX capsules contain tiny, enteric-coated pellets of aspirin. The coating on these specially designed pellets prevents the aspirin from being released in the stomach where it may cause stomach irritation. Instead, the pellets travel through to the lower intestines where the aspirin is released.
Aspirin, when it is taken in a low dose every day, helps to keep blood platelets from sticking together. In people who have previously had a heart attack or stroke this helps prevent the formation of blood clots, which could block an artery and reduce or stop blood flow. This is especially important as we grow older, because the passageways of our arteries can narrow due to fatty cholesterol build-ups on the artery walls.
Do not take ASTRIX if you have an allergy to aspirin or any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to aspirin may include:
Do not take ASTRIX if you have:
ASTRIX is not recommended for use in children or teenagers.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have allergies to:
Tell doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant. Your doctor or pharmacist will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using ASTRIX during pregnancy.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. Your doctor or pharmacist will discuss the possible risks and benefits of using ASTRIX during breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have or have had any medical conditions, especially the following:
If you have not told your doctor or pharmacist about any of the above, tell them before you start taking ASTRIX.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking/using any other medicines, including any that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines and ASTRIX may interfere with each other. These include:
These medicines may be affected by ASTRIX, or may affect how well it works. You may need different amounts of your medicine, or you may need to take different medicines. Your doctor or pharmacist will advise you.
Your doctor and pharmacist may have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking ASTRIX.
Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how many capsules you will need to take each day.
However, you will probably be told to take one ASTRIX 100 mg capsule once daily with food.
Swallow ASTRIX capsules whole with a full glass of water.
Take ASTRIX at about the same time each day.
Taking ASTRIX at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take your medicine.
Take ASTRIX during or immediately after a meal. If you take ASTRIX on an empty stomach, it may cause stomach upset.
If it is almost time for your next dose (within 12 hours), skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when you are meant to.
Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose that you missed. This may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect.
Active ingredients :
ASTRIX does not contain lactose, sucrose, tartrazine or any other azo dyes.