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Brand name: Disprin Original

Disprin is a brand of tablets containing the active ingredient aspirin. You can buy it without a prescription from pharmacies and grocery stores.

Disprin belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Disprin relieves pain and inflammation (redness and swelling). It is used to ease pain in conditions such as:

Disprin is also used to treat muscle pain and stiffness, cold and flu symptoms and period pain. It also reduces fever. Low-dose Disprin may be prescribed by a doctor to reduce stroke.

Disprin tablets are swallowed with water. Disprin ‘dispersible’ tablets are dissolved in water before swallowing, usually with or just after food.

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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.

Information for medicine and pack size:
Disprin Original 300 mg tablet, 24

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What this medicine is for

Temporary relief from pain associated with: headaches and migraine headaches, rheumatic and arthritic pain, neuralgia (nerve pain), toothaches, cold and flu symptoms, sore throats, period pain, fibrositis. Relieves inflammation associated with back and muscular pain, and strains and sprains. Reduces fever.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White circular flat tablet with bevelled edge and embossed on one side with "DISPRIN-Sword" logo and plain on the reverse side.

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Dosage Form Tablet, dispersible
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
48: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
96: Pharmacy Medicine (Over the counter)
24: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
6: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Strip Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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.

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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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