How it works

Low dose aspirin helps thin the blood and helps to lower the risk of heart attack or stroke.

Uncoated aspirin starts to break down in the stomach and may cause irritation to the stomach lining.

Cartia® has a Duentric® coating – which is designed to prevent the aspirin from being released in the stomach.

With this Duentric® coating, Cartia® remains intact until it reaches your upper intestine. By releasing the aspirin in the intestine, it helps to minimise stomach irritation caused by the aspirin.

Cartia Duentic Coated
Uncoated Aspirin

Duentric® Coating

Why is the Cartia® Duentric® coating so important?

Aspirin that is uncoated starts to dissolve in the stomach and may cause irritation to the stomach lining. Cartia® has a special Duentric® coating designed to prevent the aspirin from being broken down in the stomach. It is released lower down in the intestines, helping to protect the stomach from irritation that can be caused by aspirin.

Importantly, this coating does not reduce the effectiveness of the aspirin.

If you are at risk of having a heart attack or stroke, speak to your doctor about how Cartia® can help as part of an overall management plan to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke.