Learn why enteric–coated aspirin is important for stomach safety, especially if you or someone you love is on a daily aspirin regimen for heart health.
Aspirin has many advantages, but you may have heard that it can cause problems for some people, especially people who are on a daily aspirin regimen.
Since uncoated aspirin dissolves in the stomach, it can irritate the stomach lining, increasing the risk of stomach ulcers and internal bleeding.
How can these risks be reduced in daily use?
Looking for a daily aspirin regimen that’s safer for your stomach without losing the heart health benefits of aspirin? Ecotrin®,The Safer Aspirin®, is always enteric-coated for overall heart health and stomach safety, which is great news for people who are on daily aspirin therapy. That means Ecotrin® is safety-coated in a low dose aspirin strength as well as regular and maximum strengths. So whichever strength your doctor has recommended, you’ll find that Ecotrin aspirin therapy is always safety-coated for stomach safety. As always talk to your doctor first before starting a new heart health regimen.
The coating on Ecotrin® aspirin prevents the aspirin from dissolving in the stomach. Instead, it is designed to dissolve and be absorbed in the small intestine, where most nutrients and drugs are absorbed anyway. Thus, the stomach lining is protected from irritation. See the protection in action.
Does this coating reduce the effectiveness of aspirin? Not at all. Numerous studies show that safety-coated aspirin is just as effective for daily use as any other form of aspirin. So, when your doctor prescribes aspirin therapy for you, ask about Ecotrin®, the #1 choice of cardiologists. For their patients. For themselves.