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.