Generic Name: Aspirine PH8 Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is aspirin pH8 used for?

Aspirin pH8 is commonly used for

  • Pain relief;
  • Reduce fever or inflammation;
  • Treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes, and chest pain.

 Aspirin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How should I take aspirin pH8?

  • Aspirin pH8 should be taken with food. Use exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
  • Take with food if aspirin upsets your stomach.
  • Do not crush, chew, break, or open an enteric-coated or delayed release pill. Swallow it whole.
  • The chewable tablet form of aspirin must be chewed before swallowing.
  • If you use the orally disintegrating tablet or the dispersible tablet, follow all dosing instructions provided with your medicine.
  • If you need surgery, tell the surgeon ahead of time that you are using aspirin. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time.
  • Do not take this medicine if you smell a strong vinegar odor in the aspirin bottle. The medicine may no longer be effective.

How do I store aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store aspirin pH8 in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of aspirin pH8 that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush aspirin pH8 down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using aspirin pH8?

  • You should not use aspirin if you have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, or if you are allergic to a NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug).
  • Aspirin can cause Reye’s syndrome, a serious and sometimes fatal condition in children.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • Aspirin can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you have asthma or seasonal allergies.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There are no adequate studies in women for determining risk when using aspirin pH8 during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking aspirin pH8. Aspirin pH8 is pregnancy risk category C, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

FDA pregnancy risk category reference below:

  • A=No risk;
  • B=No risk in some studies;
  • C=There may be some risk;
  • D=Positive evidence of risk;
  • X=Contraindicated;
  • N=Unknown.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from aspirin pH8?

  • Upset stomach;
  • Heartburn;
  • Drowsiness;
  • A mild headache.
  • Nausea, vomiting.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects, such as:

  • Corticosteroids;
  • Analgin;
  • Phenylbutazone and oxyphenbutazone.

To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with aspirin pH8?

Aspirin pH8 may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using aspirin pH8.

What is the dose of aspirin pH8 for an adult?

Stent implantation: 325 mg 2 hr before procedure followed by 160-325 mg/day thereafter.

Mild to moderate pain and fever: 325-650 mg repeated every 4-6 hr according to response. Max: 4 g/day. May also be given rectally.

Prophylaxis of myocardial infarction: 75-325 mg once daily. Lower doses should be used in patients receiving ACE inhibitors.

Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders

Initial: 2.4-3.6 g/day in divided doses. Usual maintenance: 3.6-5.4 g/day. Monitor serum concentrations.

What is the dose of aspirin pH8 for a child?

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: 80-100 mg/kg daily in 5 or 6 divided doses. Up to 130 mg/kg daily in acute exacerbations if necessary.

It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is aspirin pH8 available?

Aspirin pH8 is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Aspirin 500mg.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Aspirin pH8, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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