Dispersible Aspirin

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I have been taking dispersible (soluble) aspirin - 3 x 2 of 300mg each, daily- for osteo-arthritic hip pain and torn knee ligament pain for some 4-5 years. I have always allowed the dispersible aspirin to almost completely dissolve in my mouth before swallowing it with some water/tea/coffee or JUST DRY. I think this is known as "BUCCAL administration - ie held within cheek, and, except for injection, is the fastest way to get a drug into the blood stream. Perhaps inhalation is also fast?

I have NEVER had any aches or pains in my stomach - nor have I ever in that time passed water in my motions, from this practice. And of course my pains have been alleviated.

Please write in if you have had a similar usage and harmless experience.

My point is that I cannot find any review/discussion of such a usage AND DOCTORS are adamant against such a practice - they refuse - to-date- to prescribe it. One said that "You'll have to buy it yourself"!

Why should I have to do that when I read that 3g daily in divided doses is recommended for osteo or rheumatoid arthritis?

Fortunately I can buy very cheaply from many stores, eg Savers Health & Beauty at 25/30p for 16 - but that should not be the point - I need about 180-200 tablets - no big deal, about £3.00 - doctors have prescribed me the 75mg tablet for my heart, even without my asking for it - and it is very very doubtful that that is any use at all - its certainly controversial.

Before 'attacking' doctors with firm requests it would be helpful to produce some serious research data/review to show them which which shows/states the advantage of "BUCCAL" taking of dispersible aspirin over swallowing.

I would be grateful for help in this direction. Best, K1.

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  • Posted

    Apologies - mistake - "passed water", should read "passed blood"

    Sorry about that - Best, K1

  • Posted

    Hello kabonas1,

    I think the reason why your doctor is against prescribing aspirin for your pain is due to the risk of bleeding. Aspirin has lost favour in the way of a pain killer due to this. And the dose you are taking does seem very high.

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    Agreed. I also think that we should do our own research on medications, and get views of others that are taking or have taken the medications.

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