Astrix® Capsules and Tablets
Astrix® is a low dose form of aspirin that is designed to prevent blood platelets from sticking together and to help reduce the chance of a blood clot forming. These blood clots could block an artery and therefore reduce or stop blood flow. Astrix® helps to keep your blood flowing freely and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with known cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease.
Astrix capsules are the only enteric-coated pelletized form of low-dose aspirin on the market in Australia. Their enteric coat prevents aspirin from being released until the pellets reach the small intestine, thereby reducing the risk of stomach irritation that may be experienced with longer term use of immediate release aspirin.
There are 3 pack sizes available in Australia, 28, 84 and 140 capsules. The 84 capsule pack is listed on the Repatriation Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (RPBS) in Australia.
For further information, visit the Astrix website.
Astrix tablets are an immediate-release low-dose form of aspirin indicated for inhibition of platelet aggregation to help prevent heart attack and stroke in patients with known cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Seek advice from your doctor as part of an overall program to manage risk of heart attack or stroke prior to commencing the use of Astrix capsules. Astrix 100mg capsules are the recommended dose for preventing heart attack and stroke. Do not substitute Astrix capsules with higher strength aspirin unless advised by your doctor.