Daily Low-Dose Aspirin: Cartia® Everyday

Cartia Low Dose Aspirin tablets

To help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke, it is recommended to take Cartia® every day. Cartia® is available in packs of 28, and 84 tablets. Cartia® contains 100mg aspirin.

The tablet cards are conveniently marked with a daily calendar to help you keep track of your daily dose.

It is recommended that you take just one Cartia® tablet at the same time every day.

How to take Cartia®

Do not break, crush or chew the tablet. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not double up if you happen to miss a dose.

And of course, always talk to your doctor first before using Cartia® as part of an overall management plan to help reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.


What is a Duentric® coating?

Cartia’s Duentric® coating is a special coating on the Cartia® tablets that is designed to reduce the risk of mucosal damage to the stomach that can be caused by the aspirin. Uncoated aspirin is generally released in the stomach which may cause damage to the mucosa. Cartia® Duentric® coated low dose aspirin is released in the duodenum, the upper part of the small intestine, which reduces the risk of mucosal damage.

Does the Duentric® coating make the aspirin in Cartia® any less effective?

No, this coating does not reduce the effectiveness of aspirin.

Why is it better to prevent aspirin from being released in the stomach?

Cartia® Duentric® coated low dose aspirin is released when it reaches the duodenum - which means less contact with the stomach lining, and less risk of irritation.

Do I need to see my doctor before taking Cartia?

You should only take Cartia® after seeking advice from a doctor or healthcare professional.

Should I take Cartia with food?

Cartia® can be taken with or without food. Food does not alter the effects of Cartia®.

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