Safety (or "Enteric") coated aspirin is important for stomach safety
Aspirin has many advantages, but you may have heard that it can cause problems for some people who are on a daily aspirin regimen. Uncoated aspirin dissolves in the stomach and can irritate the stomach lining, increasing the risk of stomach ulcers and internal bleeding.
How can these risks be reduced in daily use?
If you’re looking for a daily aspirin product that’s safer for your stomach and still delivers the heart health benefits of aspirin, Ecotrin® is a great choice. Ecotrin® is a safer aspirin because it is always safety coated for overall heart health and stomach safety. That’s great news if you’re on a doctor-recommended aspirin regimen, whichever strength is prescribed (81mg low strength or 325mg regular strength).
The safety (or “enteric”) coating on Ecotrin® aspirin prevents the aspirin from dissolving in the stomach. Instead, it is designed to pass through the stomach and dissolve in the small intestine, where most nutrients and drugs are absorbed anyway. Thus, the stomach lining is protected from irritation.
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, if your doctor prescribes aspirin therapy for you, ask about Ecotrin®.