ASA ECT 325mg Tablets

National Brand Equivalent (NBE) - Entrofen®

DIN Number:
00510696
 
Expiry Date:
2 years from date of manufacture
 
Medicinal Ingredients:
Acetylsalicylic Acid 325 mg
 
Non-Medicinal Ingredients:
Corn starch, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, methacrylic acid copoly C dispersion, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, red ferric oxide, talc and triethyl citrate
 
Appearance:
Reddish-brown, round, biconvex, enteric-coated tablet. Engraved "APO" on one side, 325mg on the other side.
 
Tablet Weight:
326 to 429 mg
 
Packaging:
100's
75cc HDPE plastic bottle with plastic CR cap (push and twist), tamper evident seal, and outer carton (solid bleached stock cardboard 0.16").
100's Easy Open
HDPE plastic bottle white 'Daisy' cap, tamper evident seal, and outer carton (solid bleached stock cardboard 0.16").
200's
120cc HDPE plastic bottle with plastic CR cap (push and twist), tamper evident seal, and outer carton (solid bleached stock cardboard 0.16").
 
Storage:
Store at room temperature (15 to 30°C).
 
Indications:
Enteric Coated ASA Tablets are indicated for the relief of minor aches and pains, including the pain of inflammation associated with arthritis and rheumatism. Enteric Coated ASA Tablets may be used for backache, bursitis pain, knee pain, joint pain, muscle aches, lower back pain, and tennis elbow. It is also useful in relieving pain and aches associated with colds.
 
Directions:
ADULT DOSAGE: 1-2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours, as required. DO NOT EXCEED 4g ASA (12 tablets) a day. Consult a doctor before taking this drug during the last 3 months of pregnancy, or when breast-feeding and/or if the underlying condition requires continued use for more than 5 days. DO NOT ADMINISTER to children or teenagers who have chicken pox or flu symptoms, before a doctor or pharmacist is consulted about Reye’s Syndrome, a rare and serious illness. Read package insert for further information.
 
Cautions:
DO NOT ADMINISTER ENTERIC COATED ASA TABLETS to children or teenagers who have chicken pox or flu symptoms, before a doctor or pharmacist is consulted about Reye’s Syndrome, a rare and serious illness.
 
Drug Interactions:
Medications containing salicylates or acetaminophen, anti-inflammatory drugs, anticonvulsants, antidiabetic or gout medicine.
 
Contraindications:
Consult a doctor or pharmacist if any of the following apply to you:
  • Allergy to salicylates
  • Asthma
  • in the last 3 months of pregnancy or breast-feeding
  • will have surgery (including dental surgery) in 5 to 7 days
  • stomach problems
  • peptic ulcer
  • severe liver disease or gout
  • history of blood coagulation defects, or receiving anticoagulant drugs
  • have severe anemia
  • suffer from alcoholism.
 
Toxicity/Adverse Reactions:
Like all medicines, ASA may occasionally produce some unwanted side effects. Contact your doctor if any of the following reactions develop during treatment:
  • bleeding or irritation of the stomach (nausea, vomiting, pain)
  • any loss of hearing, including ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • skin rashes, hives, itching
  • breathing difficulties
 

Symptoms and Treatment of Overdose:

The signs and symptoms of an overdose usually occur within a few hours after ingestion. They may include: stomach upset, convulsions (seizures), hearing loss, mental confusion, ringing or buzzing in the ears, severe drowsiness or tiredness, severe excitement or nervousness and unusually fast or deep breathing, hallucinations or changes in behaviour (especially in children).

IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL OR SUSPECTED OVERDOSE, CONTACT A DOCTOR, A POISON CONTROL CENTRE, OR THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT OF A HOSPITAL IMMEDIATELY, EVEN IF THERE ARE NO SYMPTOMS.
 
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Product Notes:
This Product Contains:
Yes
No
Preservatives
 
X
Artificial Colour
X
 
Artificial Flavour
 
X
Gluten
 
X
Yeast
 
X
Starch
X
 
Sugar
 
X
Tartrazine
 
X
Shellfish Derivatives
 
X
May be used by a person on a:
Yes
No
Sugar Free Diet
X
 
Milk Free Diet
X
Sodium Reduced Diet
X
 
Vegetarian Diet
X
 
Nut Free Diet
X
 
Kosher Diet
 
X
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