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Old 07-01-2010, 06:37 AM   #1
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Finding a soluble aspirin in the U.S.?

Well it looks like Yackedar has taught me yet another lesson about the simple OTC drug aspirin. All these years I have taken regular aspirin for my aches and pains and now I discover that here in the United States of America, there is little to no chance of purchasing "soluble aspirin". I may have to go across the pond to jolly 'ole England to buy some. Amazing how misinformed I have been.

 
Old 07-01-2010, 01:26 PM   #2
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Re: Finding a soluble aspirin in the U.S.?

You surprise me Mayor,

They are literally one a penny here. $1.50 for 90 x 75mg dispersible tabs and can be found in most large supermarkets and most large chemist chains.

ps: If you cant find any over there, make sure the USA regulations allow the sale/import of them and if you want me to send you some over, give me a shout......There again, if you want a holiday in the UK to buy £1 of aspirin....give me a shout. LOL


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Old 07-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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Re: Finding a soluble aspirin in the U.S.?

See if you can order from Canada...

 
Old 07-02-2010, 04:02 AM   #4
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Re: Finding a soluble aspirin in the U.S.?

Yack,
I am sorry if I let you down. Maybe I need to further investigate my surroundings before posting any future soluble aspirin posts. I had just assumed in the past that all aspirin other than enteric coated ones were water soluble.

 
Old 07-02-2010, 05:11 AM   #5
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Re: Finding a soluble aspirin in the U.S.?

Yack, it would seem I am correct.

In the U.S., the only commercial product containing aspirin in soluble form is "Alka-Seltzer" (another trademark). However, its use as an anti-inflammatory agent, where daily dosages of 5,000 mg and more are required, would mean ingesting some 9,000-10,000 mg of sodium, making the product unacceptable and even dangerous for many consumers.

 
Old 07-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #6
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Re: Finding a soluble aspirin in the U.S.?

Also sold here...for indigestion I believe.

I am very, very surprised to learn that aspirin in a dissolving form is not readily available over there in the US.

Gets to the blood stream faster and does not lie in the stomach, so lessens the chances of developing Peptic ulcers as I said.

As advised, try Canada first. Got yer message BTW will answer after my weeks vacation.

Chow.

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