Clopifastas 75/75 Mg Capsule 10
Aspirin is an analgesic, used to relieve moderate to severe pain, such as headache, migraine, nerve pain, toothache, sore throat, joint pain, dysmenorrhea (pain during periods) and heart attack. It is also used as a blood thinner in heart diseases and stroke.
How does the drug work?
ASA contains acetylsalicylic acid that blocks the cyclooxygenase enzyme, which decreases the production of two chemicals- prostaglandins and thromboxanes. Low levels of prostaglandin bring about pain relief. Low thromboxane levels results in thinning of blood, therefore, its long-term use helps to prevent heart attack and stroke.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of aspirin include rashes, ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract, stomachache, abdominal cramping, nausea, heartburn, drowsiness, headache, and bleeding. Some people may be hypersensitive to acetyl salicyclic acid.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. How often should I take ASA? It is best to take ASA as directed by your physician. Usually, the drug is taken daily, for its maximum benefit.
2. Are there any risks associated with ASA? Yes, ASA may increase the risk of bleeding. So if you already have a bleeding disorder, you may need to take ASA in reduced doses or under medical supervision. The drug may also increase the risk of stomach ulcers; therefore, those with the history of ulcers should be careful.
3. What can I do to prevent stomach upset associated with the drug intake? Stomach upset is a common side-effect of the drug and may decrease once the body gets used to the drug. Taking the medication with milk or after food reduces stomach upset.
4. Can I give ASA for the treatment of fever in my 7-year old child? No, aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a serious illness, in children, therefore, should be avoided.
5. I am scheduled for a surgery after a month. Should I tell my surgeon that I take ASA? Yes, you should tell your surgeon that you take ASA. ASA may increase the risk of bleeding during or after surgery. Therefore the medication must be stopped for a week or two before the surgery to reduce the bleeding risk.