Aspirin (By mouth)
Uses of This Medicine
Aspirin extended-release capsules are used to lower risk of heart attack in patients with chronic coronary artery disease, such as patients with history of heart attack or angina (severe chest pain). It is also used to lower risk of recurrent stroke in patients who had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Delayed Release Capsule, Long Acting Capsule, Gum, Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Fizzy Tablet, Coated Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, 24 Hour Capsule
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed.
It is best to take this medicine with food or milk.
Capsule, tablet, or coated tablet: Swallow whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
Chewable tablet: You may chew it completely or swallow it whole.
Swallow the extended-release capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it. Take the capsule with a full glass of water at the same time each day.
Follow the instructions on the medicine label if you are using this medicine without a prescription.
Missed dose: If you miss a dose of Durlaza™, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Some foods and medicines can affect how aspirin works. Tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:Dipyridamole, methotrexate, probenecid, sulfinpyrazone, ticlopidine Blood thinner (including clopidogrel, prasugrel, ticagrelor, warfarin) Blood pressure medicine Medicine to treat seizures (including phenytoin, valproic acid) NSAID pain or arthritis medicine (including celecoxib, diclofenac, ibuprofen, naproxen) Steroid medicine (including dexamethasone, hydrocortisone, methylprednisolone, prednisolone, prednisone)
Do not take Durlaza™ 2 hours before or 1 hour after you drink alcohol or take medicines that contain alcohol.
When Not To Use
This medicine may increase your risk for bleeding, including stomach ulcers.
Tell any doctor or dentist who treats you that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect certain medical test results.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Bloody or black stools, bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Chest tightness, wheezing
Severe stomach pain
Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
More side effects of this drug
Brand names include
Ascriptin, Ascriptin Regular Strength, AsperDrink, Aspergum, Aspir Low, Aspir-Trin, Aspirin Adult Low Dose, Aspirtab, Bayer, Bayer Aspirin Children’s, Bayer Aspirin Regimen, Bayer Extra Strength, Bayer Genuine Aspirin, Bufferin, Bufferin Low Dose, Durlaza, Easprin, Ecotrin, Ecpirin, Entercote, Genacote, Halfprin, Ninoprin, Norwich Aspirin
There may be other brand names for this medicine.