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Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules

Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules, formulated with Methocel E4M, are designed to gradually release the active ingredient over an extended period. This controlled-release mechanism offers sustained therapeutic effects for conditions such as migraine, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, fever, and pain. The reduced dosing frequency and prolonged release profile improve patient compliance, providing long-lasting relief.

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Formula Information

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Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules are a specially compounded formulation of aspirin, designed to provide a slow and sustained release of the active ingredient over an extended period of time. This unique formulation is made possible by the use of Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. The slow release of the active ingredient allows for a more sustained therapeutic effect, providing relief for a longer period of time and reducing the dosing frequency. This can lead to improved patient compliance, particularly for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

These capsules are indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, inflammation, and fever. They are also used to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack in patients with known cardiovascular disease. The slow release formulation is designed to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal side effects associated with regular aspirin use, making it a safer and more effective treatment option.

Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules are an important tool in the management of pain and inflammation, as well as in the prevention of stroke and heart attack in patients with known cardiovascular disease. They offer a unique approach to medication delivery, providing patients with a more consistent and prolonged therapeutic effect.

If you have any questions about Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Bayview Pharmacy. Our team of experienced compounding pharmacists is here to assist you with any queries or concerns you may have.

Drug Interactions

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Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules are meticulously formulated with Methocel E4M, a specialized controlled-release polymer. This innovative design allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated medication over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects. This formulation reduces the frequency of dosing and enhances patient compliance, particularly beneficial for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

It is crucial for patients to be aware that Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules may interact with other medications, supplements, or herbal products. Therefore, it is recommended that patients disclose all medications, supplements, and herbal products they are currently taking to their healthcare provider before starting a regimen with Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules.

Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules may increase the risk of bleeding, especially when taken concurrently with other medications that also elevate the risk of bleeding. These include, but are not limited to, warfarin, clopidogrel, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Furthermore, Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules may interact with other medications that affect platelet function, such as heparin, ticlopidine, and dipyridamole.

Additionally, Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules may interact with medications that affect the kidneys. This includes diuretics, ACE inhibitors, and angiotensin receptor blockers. It is essential for patients to discuss these potential interactions with their healthcare provider to ensure safe and effective use of Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules.

How Does it Work

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Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules are meticulously formulated with Methocel E4M, a type of controlled-release polymer. This innovative design allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated aspirin over an extended period of time. The slow and steady release of aspirin provides sustained therapeutic effects, which can be beneficial in treating a variety of conditions such as pain relief, fever reduction, and prevention of heart attack and stroke.

Aspirin functions by inhibiting the production of certain chemicals in the body that trigger inflammation and pain. The slow release of aspirin from these capsules helps to mitigate the risk of stomach irritation and bleeding, which can occur with regular aspirin use. This formulation also offers the advantage of reduced dosing frequency, which can lead to improved patient compliance, especially for medications requiring a controlled and prolonged release profile.

When using Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules, it is crucial to follow the directions provided by your healthcare professional. The capsules should be swallowed whole with a full glass of water, without crushing, chewing, or breaking them. Consistency in the timing of medication intake each day is key to ensuring a steady release of the medication.

Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules can be utilized to manage a range of conditions, including pain relief, fever reduction, and prevention of heart attack and stroke. However, it is essential to have a discussion with your healthcare provider or pharmacist about the potential risks and benefits associated with this medication.

If you have any queries or concerns about Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules, do not hesitate to reach out. We are committed to assisting you in making informed decisions about your health.

Other Uses

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Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules are meticulously formulated with Methocel E4M, a specialized controlled-release polymer. This innovative design allows for the gradual release of the encapsulated medication over an extended period, providing sustained therapeutic effects. This slow-release mechanism not only reduces the frequency of dosing but also enhances patient compliance, particularly for medications that necessitate a controlled and prolonged release profile.

These capsules serve multiple therapeutic purposes. They can be used to mitigate the risk of stroke in individuals who have previously experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a stroke induced by a blood clot. They are also beneficial in reducing the risk of heart attacks in patients who have previously suffered a heart attack or those diagnosed with unstable angina.

Aspirin 500 mg Slow Release Capsules also play a significant role in cancer prevention. They can be used to decrease the risk of developing colorectal cancer in individuals who have previously had colorectal cancer or those with a family history of the disease.

Furthermore, these capsules can be used to reduce the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in individuals who have previously experienced DVT or PE. They also serve as a preventive measure against the development of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, thereby contributing to safer pregnancies.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the main ingredient in these capsules?

The main ingredient in these capsules is Aspirin, which is present in a dose of 500 mg.

What is Methocel E4M?

Methocel E4M is a type of controlled-release polymer. It is used in the formulation of these capsules to ensure the gradual release of the active ingredient over an extended period of time.

What are the benefits of a slow-release formulation?

A slow-release formulation offers sustained therapeutic effects, reduces the frequency of dosing, and improves patient compliance, especially for medications that require a controlled and prolonged release profile.

How often do I need to take these capsules?

As these capsules are slow-release, they are designed to be taken less frequently than regular medication. However, the exact dosing schedule should be determined by your healthcare provider based on your specific needs and condition.

What does 'improved patient compliance' mean?

'Improved patient compliance' means that patients are more likely to take their medication as prescribed. This is because slow-release capsules need to be taken less frequently than regular medication, making it easier for patients to stick to their medication schedule.

Can I open the capsule and take the medication?

No, the capsules should not be opened or crushed. They are designed to release the medication gradually. If you open them, you might get too much of the medication at once.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at the same time.

Can I take these capsules with other medications?

Before starting any new medication, you should always inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are currently taking. This includes prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and any supplements.

What are the potential side effects of these capsules?

As with any medication, these capsules can have side effects. Common side effects of aspirin include upset stomach, heartburn, and drowsiness. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Can I take these capsules if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your healthcare provider before starting any new medication, including these capsules. They will be able to advise you on the potential risks and benefits.

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No compounded medications are reviewed by the FDA for safety or efficacy.
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