Aspirin Cardio is an antiplatelet drug. It is used to treat and prevent certain cardiovascular diseases. The agent inhibits platelet aggregation in the blood.
Aspirin Cardio: indications and contraindications
Aspirin Cardio is available in the form of enteric-coated tablets. The active ingredient of the drug is acetylsalicylic acid. "Aspirin Cardio" is prescribed for diseases accompanied by the risk of excessive thrombus formation. It is used for the treatment and prevention of all forms of coronary heart disease, stable and unstable angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, during operations on the heart and blood vessels. Since the tablets of the drug have an acid-resistant coating, acetylsalicylic acid is released not in the stomach, but in the duodenum. As a result, the absorption of the active substance is slowed down by three to six hours in comparison with conventional tablets.
At the first intake of "Aspirin Cardio" and after its cancellation, no features of the action of the drug were revealed.
"Aspirin Cardio" is contraindicated in bronchial asthma caused by the intake of salicylates and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, with a combination of bronchial asthma, nasal polyposis (paranasal sinuses) and aspirin intolerance, with exacerbations of erosive and ulcerative lesions, with bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. It cannot be used for hemorrhagic diathesis, during pregnancy (first and third trimesters), during breastfeeding (lactation), in children and adolescents under 18 years of age, with renal and hepatic failure, chronic heart failure, hypersensitivity to aspirin and other NSAIDs. You can not prescribe the drug at the same time as "Methotrexate" (with a weekly dose of 15 mg).
How to take Aspirin Cardio: doses, duration of treatment
"Aspirin Cardio" should be taken from 0.1 to 0.3 grams per day once (in one or two days), before meals, with plenty of liquid. The course of treatment with the drug is long (in some cases, life-long), it should be established by the doctor individually in each case. For the primary prevention of acute myocardial infarction, take 100 mg of the drug per day or 300 mg every other day. If one or more doses are missed, the patient should take the pill as soon as he remembers it. In the future, you need to continue taking the drug as usual.
To avoid doubling the amount of the drug, do not drink the missed pill if the next dose is approaching.
In order to prevent re-infarction, stable and unstable angina pectoris, 100-300 mg of the drug are prescribed per day. In case of unstable angina pectoris (if acute myocardial infarction is suspected), it is necessary to take Aspirin Cardio at an initial dose of 100-300 mg as soon as possible. The next month after myocardial infarction, the drug should be drunk in a maintenance amount of 200-300 mg per day.