Bayer Healthcare,LLC - Bayer Low Dose Safety Coated Aspirin 81 mg. - 120 Enteric-Coated Tablets
Bayer Low Dose 81 mg Safety Coated "Baby" Aspirin Tablets is often recommended as "baby" aspirin by doctors for adult aspirin regimen use. Bayer Low Dose Aspirin comes in small, easy-to-swallow tablets, and are safety coated for added stomach protection. Aspirin protects your heart by keeping your blood flowing freely. It is most often used by patients who are taking aspirin on a regular basis under a doctor's supervision. This product contains one-quarter the medicine of a regular strength aspirin tablet allowing you to more conveniently take the dosage directed by your doctor. This product is caffeine-free and sodium-free.
Enteric coating is a delayed-released safety coating that provides added stomach protection. The enteric safety coating is designed to allow the aspirin to pass through the stomach to the small intestine before dissolving.
Bayer Aspirin Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use Bayer Aspirin beyond the labeled expiration date?
It is not recommended to use any over-the-counter product beyond the labeled expiration date. Like all drugs, aspirin can deteriorate over time and not be as effective once it is past expiration.
How does aspirin work?
Aspirin reduces the production of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which are produced in tissues throughout the body. Prostaglandins have many functions. They are part of the chemical messenger systems involved in feeling pain, fever, the redness and swelling that can accompany injuries, and even in contracting certain muscles, for example, the uterus. Since aspirin lowers the amount of prostaglandins, it can help alleviate conditions like pain, fever and the discomfort of menstrual cramps.
Aspirin also reduces production of substances involved in the early stages of our body's blood clotting mechanism. This is why doctors may prescribe aspirin, as part of a regimen, for appropriate individuals to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke.
Is aspirin safe?
Bayer HealthCare goes to great lengths to ensure that all of our products are safe. To that point, aspirin is one of the most extensively studied drugs in history with a 100-year track record of safety and efficacy. Please be assured that Bayer Aspirin is safe and effective when used as directed.
What is meant by "safety coating" or "enteric coating"?
Enteric coating is a delayed-release safety coating that provides added stomach protection. It is designed to allow the aspirin tablet or caplet to pass through the stomach to the small intestine (duodenum) before dissolving.
This delayed release coating means that it will take 2-5 hours for the aspirin to be absorbed. For this reason, products with enteric coating are not recommended for quick pain relief or use in an emergency situation. Enteric coated aspirin is most often used by patients who are on an aspirin regimen under their doctor's supervision or recommendation.
Do I need to take aspirin with food?
Food physically blocks the drug from getting to the wall of the stomach where absorption occurs. While there is no impact on efficacy, some people find that taking medications with food may prevent irritation.
Why must I take aspirin with a full glass of water?
It is best to take aspirin with a full eight ounces of water to ease swallowing and facilitate absorption of the aspirin.
Does Bayer make a "baby aspirin"?
Yes. Baby aspirin is a term often used to mean a low strength, 81 mg aspirin product. Bayer offers the following low dose aspirin products:
Bayer Adult Low Dose 81 mg Aspirin, Bayer Women's Low Dose 81 mg Aspirin with Calcium Carbonate Buffer, Bayer Chewable Low Dose 81 mg Aspirin (orange and cherry flavor).
Are other OTC (over the counter) pain relievers more effective than aspirin?
No OTC analgesic has been proven to be more effective than aspirin. In fact, a dosage of two Extra-Strength Bayer Aspirin has been proven to be as effective on tough pain as the most prescribed dosage of Tylenol with Codeine #3 in headache and dental pain studies. It is a fact that aspirin is a great choice for active people, whether you've got sore knees from gardening or a throbbing elbow from a tough game of tennis. And only aspirin provides both highly effective for pain relief and additional benefits when taken under the direction of a doctor - the ability to reduce the inflammation and swelling of arthritis, prevent a second heart attack or stroke, and even save lives when taken during a suspected heart attack.
Bayer HealthCare's success story in the pharmaceuticals business goes back more than 120 years. The first product marketed by the “Pharmaceutical Department” of Bayer was the antipyretic Phenacetin in 1888. Schering AG, the company acquired by Bayer in 2006, had already entered hormone research by the 1920s, offering the first medicine to treat menopause symptoms in 1928. For its part, Bayer quickly developed a reputation especially in the treatment of infectious diseases. Bayer researcher Gerhard Domagk, who discovered the antibacterial effect of sulfonamides, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1939.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is today the highest-selling pharmaceuticals company in Germany and holds a worldwide leading position in its main therapeutic areas. The focus on specialty pharmaceuticals and the opportunities for growth in the field of general medicine offer an outstanding basis for prospering in the increasingly competitive pharmaceuticals market. The division combines its strengths in two business units: General Medicine and Specialty Medicine.