Norwich Aspirin

Name: Norwich Aspirin

Norwich Aspirin Overview

Norwich Aspirin is a brand name medication included in the following groups of medications: Other agents for local oral treatment, Platelet aggregation inhibitors excl. heparin, Salicylic acid and derivatives. For more information about Norwich Aspirin see its generic Acetylsalicylic Acid

Norwich Aspirin Drug Class

Norwich Aspirin is part of the drug classes:

  • Other agents for local oral treatment

  • Platelet aggregation inhibitors excl. heparin

  • Salicylic acid and derivatives

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • Ascriptin
  • Aspergum
  • Aspirtab
  • Bayer
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin
  • Ecpirin
  • Entercote
  • Genacote
  • Halfprin
  • Ninoprin
  • Norwich Aspirin

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Tablet, Enteric Coated
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Tablet, Chewable
  • Capsule, Extended Release, 24 HR
  • Tablet, Effervescent
  • Capsule, Delayed Release
  • Gum

Therapeutic Class: Analgesic

Pharmacologic Class: NSAID

Chemical Class: Salicylate, Aspirin

Uses For Norwich Aspirin

Aspirin extended-release capsules are used to lower risk of heart attack in patients with chronic coronary artery disease, such as patients with history of heart attack or angina (severe chest pain). It is also used to lower risk of recurrent stroke in patients who had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Precautions While Using Norwich Aspirin

It is very important that your doctor check your progress while you are using this medicine. This will allow your doctor to see if the medicine is working properly and to decide if you should continue to take it.

This medicine can not be used for treatment of a heart attack. Use an immediate-release aspirin in such an event.

Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use this medicine during the later part of a pregnancy unless your doctor tells you to.

This medicine may increase risk for bleeding problems, including stomach ulcers or bleeding. This usually occurs if you are taking aspirin with certain medicines (eg, NSAIDs, blood thinner). Check with your doctor right away if you have black, tarry stools, severe or continuing stomach pain, unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness, or vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.

Do not take other medicines unless they have been discussed with your doctor. This includes prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter [OTC]) medicines and herbal or vitamin supplements.

Norwich Aspirin Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  • black, tarry stools
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • change in consciousness
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • convulsions, severe or continuing
  • dark urine
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficult breathing
  • drowsiness
  • fainting
  • fast breathing
  • feeling that something terrible will happen
  • fever
  • general tiredness and weakness
  • greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • increased thirst
  • indigestion
  • irregular heartbeat
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of consciousness
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle cramping and weakness
  • muscle tremors
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • panic
  • rapid, deep breathing
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • skin rash
  • stomach cramps
  • swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • upper right abdominal or stomach
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • weakness or heaviness of the legs
  • weight gain
  • yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • anxiety
  • belching
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • hyperventilation
  • irritability
  • shaking
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Summary

More frequent side effects include: dyspepsia, epigastric distress, heartburn, and nausea. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to aspirin: oral capsule, oral capsule delayed release, oral capsule extended release 24 hr, oral gum, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet effervescent, oral tablet enteric coated, oral tablet extended release

Along with its needed effects, aspirin (the active ingredient contained in Norwich Aspirin) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking aspirin:

Incidence not known
  • Abdominal or stomach pain, cramping, or burning
  • black, tarry stools
  • bloody or cloudy urine
  • change in consciousness
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • convulsions, severe or continuing
  • dark urine
  • decreased frequency or amount of urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficult breathing
  • drowsiness
  • fainting
  • fast breathing
  • feeling that something terrible will happen
  • fever
  • general tiredness and weakness
  • greatly decreased frequency of urination or amount of urine
  • headache
  • heartburn
  • increased thirst
  • indigestion
  • irregular heartbeat
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of consciousness
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle cramping and weakness
  • muscle tremors
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • panic
  • rapid, deep breathing
  • restlessness
  • seizures
  • skin rash
  • stomach cramps
  • swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • upper right abdominal or stomach
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
  • weakness or heaviness of the legs
  • weight gain
  • yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects of aspirin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • anxiety
  • belching
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • hyperventilation
  • irritability
  • shaking
  • stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
  • trouble sleeping
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

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