Aspirin prevents blood clots from forming the arteries. It can help certain people lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke. This medicine can help prevent a second heart attack, your doctor has probably already prescribed aspirin for you.
For people who have had a stroke, aspirin can help prevent a second stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is often a warning sign for a stroke.
Most heart attacks and strokes occur when the blood supply to a part of your heart muscle or brain is blocked. This usually starts with a process in which fatty substances are deposited. Plaque usually affects large and medium-sized arteries.
Aspirin helps prevent blood clots from forming and helps prevent heart attacks and strokes.
You can buy certain pack sizes and doses over the counter in the UK. You don’t need a prescription to buy this 75mg dose, but a pharmacist will need to ensure the treatment is suitable and safe for you.
Over times, fatty deposits called plaque develop in the walls of the arteries that supply the heart or brain with blood.
If the plaque becomes unstable and ruptures, a clot begins to form inside the artery, as the clot continues to grow, blood flow is reduced and the heart of brain tissue can start to die.
If the clot completely blocks the artery or breaks off, a heart attack or stroke can occur.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You should tell your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or don’t go away:
More serious side effects can be found in the patient information leaflet that you receive with this medicine. If you start to experience any of these, contact your doctor immediately.
Aspirin helps by inhibiting platelets. Only a very small amount is needed to inhibit all the platelets in the bloodstream, smaller amounts are better than high doses. But since the clot grows minute by minute, time is of the essence.
Do not drink alcohol whilst taking this medicine. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant do not take Aspirin.
Some over the counter medicines are only allowed to be sold under the supervision of a pharmacist. Aspirin is one of these medicines.
Just like when you buy this medicine in a high street or local pharmacy, the pharmacist will need to ask you a few questions. This is a legal requirement for selling this type of medicine.
You may not always realise when your local pharmacist asks you the required questions, as this can sometimes be done subtly. When sold online, we need to make sure our pharmacists have all the information they need to ensure this treatment is right for you.
To buy this treatment, simply fill in the short questionnaire and add the product to cart. Then proceed to checkout.
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