Patients should be instructed to keep oxycodone and aspirin tablets in a secure place out of the reach of children. In the case of accidental ingestions, emergency medical care should be sought immediately.
Aspirin DR Enteric Coated Tablets, USP
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take aspirin chewable tablets or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about aspirin chewable tablets. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to aspirin chewable tablets. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using aspirin chewable tablets.
Each tablet contains - Aspirin 325 mg (NSAID)
Store aspirin controlled-release tablets at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep aspirin controlled-release tablets out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Aspirin Tablets, 81 mg Carton Image 1
"Enteric" comes from the Greek word for intestine, and an enteric coating does allow aspirin to pass through the stomach to the small intestine before dissolving. Many brands of full-strength aspirin are coated merely to make the tablets easier to swallow (the label will just say "coated," not "enteric coated"). The special enteric coating also does this, but its primary purpose is to prevent the stomach upset and discomfort that aspirin causes in some people. The risk of bleeding is a different issue. Along with its benefits—blocking the effect of certain substances (prostaglandins and thromboxanes) involved in producing pain and inflammation and in blood clotting—aspirin also inhibits the beneficial prostaglandins that protect the stomach lining. It’s this systemic effect, occurring no matter where the aspirin dissolves, that can lead to stomach bleeding.The debate about the effect of enteric coatings may not matter much in practical terms. The fact is, even after years of study, experts still do not know what the "right" dose of aspirin is for heart protection. Many factors come into play, and the optimal dose may vary from person to person. In the case of low-dose aspirin, more does not mean better. The goal is to use the lowest effective dose possible so as to reduce the risk of bleeding. All you need is about 81 milligrams (the amount in "low-dose" aspirin in the U.S., or one-quarter of a standard 325-milligram tablet) a day, though some experts advise 162 milligrams a day or 162 to 325 milligrams every other day. Even lower doses may be effective, though the evidence is limited and inconsistent.