Manufactured by USV and containing aspirin as an active ingredient, Ecosprin is an anti-platelet medication administered for blood thinning in various heart conditions like heart attack, risk of stroke, cardiac arrest. Ecosprin Tablet is used for preventative purpose as well.
Some of the commonly reported side effects of Ecosprin are listed below. However, this is not a conclusive list. Some patients may experience side effects that are not mentioned here. Hence, it is best to immediately report any reaction to this medicine to the doctor.
This ecosprin should be consumed only as per the dosage prescribed by a medical practitioner. Ecosprin Tablet is intended to be swallowed whole after meals. Ecosprin should not be crushed or chewed.
In case a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. However, it is advisable to skip that dose if it is already time for the next dose.
In case of an accidental overdose, immediately report to your doctor and seek immediate medical attention.
Ecosprin facilitates the blockage of cyclooxygenase, an enzyme responsible for producing prostaglandins, chemical responsible for causing pain and inflammation. It also obstructs platelets from binding together, thus diminishing formation of blood clots which if formed can cause strokes and heart attacks.
Some common substitutes of ecosprin that have the same composition, strength and mode of action are:
It is vital for all patients who are consuming ecosprin to inform their doctor about any other medicines including vitamins and herbal supplements that they may be taking as these could alter the effects of Ecosprin. The doctor should also be updated about any pre-existing health conditions or upcoming medical possibilities such as surgery, child birth, etc. This will help your doctor make an informed decision while managing any possible drug interactions effectively.
Ans: Ecosprin Tablet is prescribed to treat medical conditions such as joint pain, Rheumatic arthritis, migraine, menstruation pain, nerve pain, sore throat, toothache, heart stroke and more.
Ans: Ecosprin Tablet is advisable to be taken in the conditions such as stroke, heart attack, joint pain, Dyspepsia, Hepatitis, Urticaria, Airway obstruction, Hepatomegaly and more.
Ans: Yes, controlled dose of this Ecosprin has antiplatelet action as it inhibits platelets from binding, which in turn minimises the risk of formation of blood clots which are responsible for heart attacks and strokes.
Ans: Yes, it is. In moderate doses, Ecosprin Tablet protects the heart by preventing stroke and heart attacks. In relatively higher doses, it works on mild to moderate pain and inflammation like body aches caused by fever, arthritis, headaches etc.
Ans: Ecosprin is usually prescribed for patients who are at a higher risk of heart attacks and stroke, as low doses of this drug act as anticoagulant. Ecosprin Tablet is also helpful after heart procedures like stent placement and coronary artery bypass surgery.
Ans: While taking ecosprin on an empty stomach may improve the extent and rate of absorption of this drug, there is an increased risk of gastric lining erosion and other related side effects associated with Ecosprin.
Ans: No. Since Ecosprin Tablet can potentially interact with alcohol triggered irritation of the stomach lining and potential risk of stomach bleeding, taking ecosprin along with alcohol should be avoided as far as possible.
Ans: Though this is not a common side effect, some patients may experience constipation after taking this drug for long periods.
Ans: Ecosprin does contain acetyl salicylic acid, one of the most common components of topical acne ointments, though it is not used in the management of acne by dermatologists.
Ans: After taking Ecosprin orally, it immediately gets converted into salicylic acid which is then broken down in the liver into acyl and phenolic glucuronides and excreted through the kidneys.
Ans: Yes, it can be taken together. Fixed dose combination of Ecosprin and Clopidogrel are easily available and in fact, considerably reduces the risk of a heart attack. It is used by patients after a coronary artery stent surgery. However, it can also increase the risk of bleeding.
Ans: Ecosprin should not be consumed for an alcohol hangover headache. Alcohol damages the stomach lining and the use of Ecosprin will increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Ans: Low doses of Ecosprin have shown some benefits for patients with certain heart diseases. In fact, it is advised after stent replacement or coronary artery bypass surgeries. Ecosprin Tablet prevents platelets from sticking together and reduces the risk of blood clot formation.
Ans: No. There is no report or feedback from patients that supports the claim that Ecosprin has promoted growth of hair.
Ans: Ecosprin Tablet is safe to use if taken in the right dosage as advised by the doctor. As with any other drug, Ecosprin has a few side effects like vomiting, nausea, gastric erosion etc.
Ans: Both the drugs can be taken together. There are no adverse reports about any drug-to-drug interaction.
Ans: Long-term use of Ecosprin is known to cause constipation. However, this is very uncommon.
Ans: Ecosprin contains acetylsalicylic acid which is a common component used in the preparation of creams for clearing acne. However, Ecosprin Tablet is not prescribed for managing acne.
Ans: Ecosprin blocks the cycloxygenase – an enzyme that produces Thromboxane. Thromboxane is a pro-aggregator agent that causes the platelets to stick together to form a clot. Ecosprin blocks the Thromboxane and performs as an antiplatelet drug.
Ans: Ecosprin is not equivalent to Asacol. Ecosprin contains acetylsalicylic and is basically a painkiller. On the other hand, Asaco is a 5-aminosalicylic acid which is used for ulcerative colitis.
Ans: There is no drug-to-drug interaction or any other harmful side effects.
Ans: Once the patient has swallowed the pill it rapidly converts to salicylic acid which is its active circulating form. It is primarily broken down in the liver like phenolic and acyl glucuronides, salicylic acid and other components. The metabolites are excreted through the kidneys.
Ans: If the patient misses a dosage of Ecosprin Tablet then it is advised to take it as soon as possible. If the patient realized it closer to the next scheduled dosage then skip the missing dosage and take the tablet in the next scheduled time.
Ans. No, ideally infants should not be given Ecosprin. Ecosprin Tablet is suited only for children who are 2 years old or above.
Ans. During the medication of Ecosprin the patient needs to take the following precautions if he/she has the following conditions:
There are some more conditions in which the patient has to take care of before consuming Ecosprin Tablet.
Ans. No, Ecosprin is a prescription only Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID). It is not available over the counter or without prescription.
Ans. It is suitable to take Ecosprin till the time you recover. For any changes or even if the patient feels the need to end the medication, doctor should be consulted.
Ans. Ecosprin can be taken on an empty stomach in order to increase its extent of absorption. It is advisable to take Ecosprin Tablet post consultation from a doctor as it may cause irritation to the stomach lining if taken by the patient on an empty stomach.
Ans. Ecosprin blocks enzyme cyclooxygenase which is required for the production of thromboxane. It acts as a pro-aggregator agent that causes the platelets to form a clot.
Ans.Yes, long-term use of Ecosprin can cause constipation. However, this condition is not so common the patient must visit a doctor for consultation if the side effect is observed.
Ans. No, Ecosprin does not harm the liver. If a person is suffering from liver disease has taken a high dose of Ecosprin Tablet, then there are chances of toxicity. Hence, it is advised to consult the doctor and discuss the medical history.
Ans. No, there are no drug interactions or adverse effects have been reported when Ecosprin and vitamin D are taken together.
Ans. Ecosprin prevents the platelet adhesion and aggregation. It also reduces the risk of formation of blood clots in the vessels supplying to the brain and overall chance of stroke.
Ans. Yes, both these medicines are the same. Aspirin is also called acetylsalicylic acid as it is a derivative of the salicylic acid.
Ans. Yes, but a low dose should be administered. Ecosprin is used to treat patients who are prone to heart diseases and strokes. It is mostly advised after stent placement or bypass surgery. In low dosage, it does not allow platelets in sticking together and decreases clot formation.
Ans. Yes, you can take both these medicines together. Fixed dose combinations of these medicines lower the risk of heart attack.
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