Aspirin – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Aspirin helps to relieve pain, inflammation and fever.

This medicine is a blood-thinning medicine that reduces the formation of harmful blood clots in your body.

Aspirin may be used to treat other conditions as decided by your doctor.

How do I take this medicine?

Take Aspirin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

Take it with food or immediately after a meal with a glass of water. Try to take it at the same time each day.

Aspirin is available in enteric coated, modified release, chewable or as orally disintegrating tablet.

If you are taking the enteric-coated/modified-released (usually labeled “MR”), swallow it whole. Do not divide, chew or crush the tablet.

If you are taking the orally disintegrating tablet (orodispersible tablet):

  1. Remove it from the foil only just before you take it. Do not leave the orodispersible tablet exposed to air. Do not push the orodispersible tablet through the foil as it is fragile and easily broken.
  2. Remove the orodispersible tablet with dry hands by peeling the backing off the foil and tipping the tablet onto your dry hands.
  3. Place the orodispersible tablet directly on your tongue as soon as it is taken out of the foil. The orodispersible tablet will immediately start to melt on the tongue. It can then be swallowed with or without water.


Do not cut, break or crush the orodispersible tablets.

You may stop taking Aspirin when there is no more pain, inflammation or fever.

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