For the secondary prevention of thrombotic cerebrovascular or cardiovascular
disease and following by-pass surgery.
Aspirin has an antithrombotic action, mediated through inhibition of platelet
activation, which has been shown to be useful in secondary prophylaxis following
myocardial infarction and in patients with unstable angina or ischaemic stroke
including cerebral transient attacks.
Nu-Seals 75 is indicated when prolonged dosage of aspirin is required. The
special coating resists dissolution in gastric juice, but will dissolve readily
in the relatively less acid environment of the duodenum. Owing to the delay that
the coating imposes on the release of the active ingredient, Nu-Seals 75 is
unsuitable for the short-term relief of pain.