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Active ingredients: aspirin
What it is used for
For the treatment of patients with known cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, as an antiplatelet agent for prophylaxis against acute myocardial infarction, unstable angina, transient ischaemic attack and cerebrovascular accident (stroke).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Bi-convex, yellow-orange, enteric coated tablet
Do I need a prescription?
The packs below are available from a pharmacy without prescription. It is
- 168 tablets pack
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is
- 28 Tablets pack
- 28 Tablets (Sample Pack) pack
- 7 Tablets pack
- 84 Tablets pack
- 42 pack
- 70 pack
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the Repatriation Schedule of Pharmaceutical Benefits (RPBS) on March 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
To access RPBS medicines you must hold a DVA Gold Card, DVA Orange Card or DVA White Card (for some medicines only). To learn about Department of Veterans' Affairs health cards, visit Department of Veterans' Affairs.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient aspirin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Cartia | myVMC
Aspirin is used as prophylaxis for and in the treatment of transient ischaemic attacks, ischaemic strokes and other thromboembolic disorders
Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website
Warfarin and other medicines
Other medicines can interact with warfarin and affect your dose. Make sure you speak to your doctor about other medicines you might be taking, including vitamins.
Read more on WA Health website
Anaesthesia - what to expect - ANZCA
This information is only a guide and should not replace information supplied by your anaesthetist. If you have any questions about your anaesthesia, please speak with your treating specialist.
Read more on ANZCA – Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists website