Cardiprin 100

Cardiprin 100

Manufacturer:

Reckitt Benckiser

Distributor:

Zuellig
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Aspirin, glycine.
Description
Each tablet contains aspirin 100 mg and glycine (aminoacetic acid) 45 mg.
Action
ATC Code: B01AC06.
Pharmacology: Cardiprin 100 reduces the stickiness of platelet (the clot-forming part of blood), making them less likely to form a clot and helping to prevent blocking of blood vessels. Each tablet contains aspirin 100 mg, a low dose shown by medical studies to effectively lower the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Cardiprin 100 has also been specially formulated to dissolve on the tongue for rapid absorption. Some scientists believe that aspirin which is rapidly adsorbed may be more effective in the prevention of strokes and heart attacks.
Indications/Uses
Prophylaxis against strokes and heart attacks.
As a platelet aggregation inhibitor in patients following aortocoronary by-pass surgery, to prevent graft occlusion.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adults and Children ≥16 years: Recommended Dose: 1 tablet daily.
Administration: For oral administration, to be dissolved on the tongue or taken with a glass of water.
Overdosage
Blood tests should be taken to determine appropriate treatment. Depending on blood levels, symptomatic treatment may be sufficient. Initial gastric lavage may be required.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to aspirin; suffering persistent indigestion; liver disease; or using medications eg, anticoagulants or gastric irritants. Discontinue taking any form of aspirin 1 week before surgery.
Special Precautions
Gastrointestinal Risk: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients are at greater risk for serious gastrointestinal events.
Renal Effects: Long-term administration of NSAIDs has resulted in renal papillary necrosis and other renal injury. Renal toxicity has also been seen in patients in whom renal prostaglandins have a compensatory role in the maintenance of renal perfusion. In these patients, administration of a NSAID may cause a dose-dependent reduction in prostaglandin formation and, secondarily, in renal blood flow, which may precipitate overt renal decompensation. Patients at greatest risk of this reaction are those with impaired renal function, heart failure, liver dysfunction, those taking diuretics and ACE inhibitors, and the elderly. Discontinuation of NSAID therapy is usually followed by recovery to the pretreatment state.
Advanced Renal Disease: No information is available from controlled clinical studies regarding the use of Cardiprin 100 in patients with advanced renal disease. Therefore, treatment with Cardiprin 100 is not recommended in these patients with advanced renal disease. If therapy must be initiated, close monitoring of the patient’s renal function is advisable.
Cardiprin 100 may affect the symptoms in patients with a history of heartburn or ulcer.
Precautions should be observed in patients with asthma.
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Consult the physician before use during pregnancy and when nursing.
Use In Pregnancy & Lactation
Use in pregnancy & lactation: Consult the physician before use during pregnancy and when nursing.
Adverse Reactions
Aspirin may rarely lead to nausea, abdominal pain, tinnitus, headache, which usually indicate an overdosage. In certain rare cases, any of the following may occur: Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (with black stools, vomiting blood), cutaneous eruption or episode of asthma, but this is unlikely at low doses such as that provided by Cardiprin 100.
Storage
Store below 25°C.
Shelf-Life: 2 years.
ATC Classification
B01AC06 - acetylsalicylic acid ; Belongs to the class of platelet aggregation inhibitors excluding heparin. Used in the treatment of thrombosis.
Presentation/Packing
Tab 30's.
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