- Aspirin is used as part of the initial treatment of unstable angina.
- It is given in the early treatment of myocardial infarction.
- It may also be of some benefit in the initial treatment of acute ischaemic stroke.
- It is of value for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with stable or unstable angina or those with acute or prior myocardial infarction.
- Aspirin reduces the risk of future serious vascular events, including stroke, in patients who have already suffered an ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack.
- It is of use in the long-term management of atrial fibrillation, for the prevention of stroke in patients with contraindications to warfarin or if there are no other risk factors for stroke.
- It is recommended for use in preventing thrombotic complications associated with procedures such as angioplasty and coronary bypass grafting.
Dosage & Administration
Thrombotic cerebrovascular or Cardiovascular disease: Aspirin 300 mg 1 tablet or Aspirin 75 mg 4 tablets daily.
After Myocardial infarction: Aspirin 75 mg 2 tablets daily for 1 month.
Following By-pass surgery: Aspirin 75 mg 1 tablet daily.