The Case for Immediate Aspirin

Immediate aspirin has been shown to reduce deaths from heart attack by at least 23%* and the earlier it is taken during a heart attack, the greater the benefit!

If sudden severe chest pain is experienced a single 300mg tablet of soluble aspirin should immediately be chewed and swallowed together with a drink of water if readily available (see warnings).

Aspirin has also been shown to be beneficial if taken for a sudden worsening of anginal pain (unstable angina). A patient who has unstable angina and whose chest pain suddenly becomes worse, or who experiences anginal pain when resting, should also chew and swallow a single 300mg soluble aspirin without delay.

Soluble aspirin tablets should not be swallowed whole.

WARNINGS

PLEASE  NOTE: IF YOU NEED TO TAKE AN EMERGENCY DOSE OF ASPIRIN YOU MUST DIAL 999 FOR AN AMBULANCE FIRST – AND THEN IMMEDIATELY CHEW AND SWALLOW ONE 300mg SOLUBLE ASPIRIN.

Please take note of the following:

If in the past an allergic reaction to aspirin (such as swelling of the face or throat, or an acute asthma attack) has been experienced, aspirin should not be taken – even in an emergency!
Aspirin is best avoided by patients who have stomach trouble, especially if a gastric or a duodenal ulcer is suspected.

Exhaustive efforts have been made to verify the accuracy and reliability of the evidence relating to the use of aspirin as described. This includes extensive research and repeated consultations with leading academics, doctors, and pharmacists over a four year period.

IF IN DOUBT ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST