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The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using a medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.
Below is a text only representation of the Patient Information Leaflet. The original leaflet can be viewed using the link above.
The text only version may be available in large print, Braille or audio CD. For further information call emc accessibility on 0800 198 5000. The product code(s) for this leaflet is: PL 08977/0002.
Boots Aspirin 300 mg Tablets
Patient Information Leaflet for
Boots Aspirin 300 mg Tablets
Read this leaflet carefully before taking these tablets.
It does not contain all the information about your medicine that you may need to know, so ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
This leaflet only applies to Aspirin 300 mg Tablets.
1. WHAT THESE TABLETS DO
These tablets contain Aspirin, which is a type of painkiller. It is used to relieve pain, swelling and high temperature. It can be used to treat headaches, migraine, neuralgia, toothache, sore throat, period pains and for the relief of sprains, strains, rheumatic pain, sciatica, lumbago, muscle aches, fibrositis, joint swelling and stiffness.
2. CHECK BEFORE YOU TAKE
Do not take these tablets if you:
Do not give this medicine to children under the age of 16 unless your doctor tells you. This is because there is a possible association between Aspirin and Reye’s syndrome when given to children. Reye’s syndrome is a very rare disease, which can be fatal.
Take special care and tell your doctor if you:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are already taking any of the following medicines, as their effectiveness may be influenced by aspirin if they are taken at the same time.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Aspirin should not be taken in the last three months of pregnancy. Do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
3. HOW TO TAKE THE TABLETS
Dosage in adults, the elderly and children over the age of 16 years:
Take 1 to 3 tablets with water, every 4 hours. Do not take more than 4 doses in any 24 hours. A lower dose is recommended for the elderly.
When taking this medicine, it is important to remember the following:
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
If you get any of these serious side effects, stop taking the tablets. See a doctor at once:
These other effects are less serious.
If they bother you talk to a pharmacist:
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
5. STORING YOUR MEDICINE
Keep your medicine in a safe place where children cannot see or reach it.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date printed on the packaging.
6. MORE ABOUT YOUR MEDICINE
The active ingredient in these tablets is aspirin 300 mg.
The inactive ingredients are potato starch, lactose, and talc.
MA Holder and manufacturer:
The distributor is
Boots Aspirin 300 mg Tablets are available in blister packs of 2,4,8,12,16, 24, 32, 48, 50, 96 or 100 tablets and they are also available in container packs of 8, 16, 24, 32, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 or 5000 tablets (Not all pack sizes are marketed).
Reference number: PL 08977/0002
Artwork reference: WBAG388447 Version A