Aspirin belongs to a group of medicines called antiplatelet agents that help prevent your blood cells sticking together and forming a blood clot.
Aspirin 75mg Tablets are principally used to prevent blood clots forming following a heart attack or stroke or to help prevent heart attacks and strokes in patients who have previously suffered from these conditions. They may have been prescribed for you if you have recently had by-pass surgery.
Do not take Aspirin 75mg Gastro-Resistant Tablets:
- if you are allergic to aspirin or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6)
- if you have ever had a bad reaction to aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (you have ever had asthma, swelling of the lips or face, itchy skin or runny nose after taking them)
- if you have, or ever had, an ulcer in your stomach or intestine
- if you are under 16 years old, unless your doctor tells you to
- if you have, or ever had, a bleed in your stomach or intestines (you may have been sick and it contained blood or dark particles that looked like coffee grounds and/or passed blood in your stools or passed black tarry stools)
- if you have had other types of bleeding like a stroke
- if you have a blood clotting disorder (e.g. haemophilia or thrombocytopenia) or are taking medicines to thin your blood
- if you have gout
- if you have severe kidney or liver problems
- if you are in your last 3 months of pregnancy; you must not use higher doses than 100mg per day (see section “Pregnancy and breast-feeding”)
- if you are taking a medicine called methotrexate (e.g. for cancer or rheumatoid arthritis) in doses higher than 15mg per week
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