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.
No, this coating does not reduce the effectiveness of aspirin.
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.
You should only take Cartia® after seeking advice from a doctor or healthcare professional.
Cartia® can be taken with or without food. Food does not alter the effects of Cartia®.