Cartia® helps prevent blood clotting and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in
patients with known cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease.

Duentric® coating

Why is the Cartia Duentric coating so important?

Aspirin is generally released in the stomach and may cause irritation to the stomach lining. Cartia has a special Duentric® coating designed to prevent the aspirin from being broken down in the stomach, so it’s released lower down in the intestine. By dissolving here, irritation to the stomach is minimised.

Importantly, this coating does not reduce the effectiveness of the aspirin.

Cartia is for use under medical supervision only, Speak to your doctor about how Cartia can be a component of an overall management plan to help prevent you having a further heart attack or stroke. Do not substitute other medicines containing aspirin, for this medicine, without first consulting your pharmacist or medical practitioner.

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