Astrix is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) aspirin. On this page you will find out more about Astrix, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: aspirin
Over 65 years of age?
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.
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Astrix 100 mg enteric capsule, 84
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is 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).
Table of characteristics
Clear, hard gelatin capsule containing white spherical pellets
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|Dosage Form||Capsule, modified release|
|Route of administration||Oral|
140: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
28: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
7: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
84: Not Scheduled after consideration by Committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||21 Months|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
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Astrix Capsules - myDr.com.au
Astrix Capsules - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website
Astrix 100 Capsules | myVMC
Astrix 100 capsules are used to prevent and treat transient ischaemic attacks, ischaemic strokes and other thromboembolic disorders. They contain aspirin.
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
What to expect - ANZCA
Read more on ANZCA – Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists website
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