Acesan, 75 mg

Product description

ACESAN, 75 mg , tablets

Acidum acetylsalicylicum


pdf Package leaflet Acesan 75mg 


 

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine, because it contains important information for you.
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
- If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.

In this leaflet:
1. What ACESAN is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use ACESAN
3. How to use ACESAN
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store ACESAN
6. Contents of the pack and other information

1. What ACESAN is and what it is used for

The active substance of ACESAN is acetylsalicylic acid, which blocks the ability of platelets to aggregate (stick together) and form clots. Acetylsalicylic acid belongs to the group of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
It acts by blocking the activity of the cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme, necessary for thromboxane A2 (TXA2) synthesis – the main factor causing platelets to stick together.

ACESAN is used:

In prevention of heart attack in patients with multiple risk factors
In prevention of thromboembolic complications after interventions on vessels (coronary artery bypass surgery, CABG)
In prevention of cerebral stroke
In angina pectoris
In prevention of thromboembolic complications after a recent heart attack

2. What you need to know before you use ACESAN

Do not take ACESAN:

if you are allergic to the active substance (acetylsalicylic acid), other salicylates or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6);
if you have purpura;
if you have an active stomach ulcer or duodenal ulcer;
if you have severe hepatic insufficiency;
if you have severe renal insufficiency;
if you have severe heart failure;
if you have a history of bronchial asthma attacks caused by administration of salicylates or substances of similar action, especially nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs);
when combined with methotrexate at high doses (≥15 mg / week);
during the last trimester of pregnancy;
in children under 12 years of age with viral infections, especially such as flu of chickenpox, due to the risk of developing the Reye’s syndrome – a rare but severe disease causing liver and brain damage.

Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking ACESAN.

Acetylsalicylic acid should be used with care:

during the first and second trimester of pregnancy;
during breast-feeding;
if you are hypersensitive to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic drugs or to any other allergenic substances;
if you use Acesan in combination with anticoagulant medicines;
if you have impaired kidney function;
if you have impaired liver function;
if you have a history of stomach ulcer and/or duodenal ulcer or bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract;
if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency;
before a planned surgery, due to the risk of bleeding.