Everything around, starting with advertising and ending with the all-knowing neighbor, asserts that it is necessary to thin the blood so that there are no blood clots, stroke and heart attack. Doctors agree with this. But what medicine to drink? Most often, patients are prescribed aspirin cardio and cardiomagnyl. What is the difference between these drugs? Which is safer and more efficient?
ABOUT importance of anti-clotting drugs
Older people must take medications to reduce blood viscosity. This reduces the risk of increased thrombosis, and in fact thrombosis of blood vessels is one of the most common causes of death. If a person has extra pounds, he suffers from diabetes, venous insufficiency or takes hormonal contraceptives, then the likelihood of blood clots increases even more. In order to maintain a normal level of blood viscosity, special preparations have been developed that prevent platelets from sticking together and, accordingly, reduce the risk of blood clots.
Everyone knows what a useful and important function such drugs perform. But they can seriously damage the gastrointestinal tract and provoke internal bleeding. Therefore, you should choose them with great care and be sure to consult with your doctor. If you decide to drink blood-thinning drugs, then you need to find the most reliable, effective and safe means.
Battle Aspirin titans: What is the difference between drugs?
Both one and the other are equally popular. It is difficult to understand which of them to prefer, if the main active substance in both is aspirin. It is he who dilutes the blood. In addition, this component reduces fever, has a slight anesthetic effect and somewhat reduces inflammation.
What, in addition to the name, are different from Aspirin Cardio and Cardiomagnyl, what is the difference between them? In different composition. Magnesium hydroxide is present in Cardiomagnyl. It does not have a therapeutic effect on the vessels and the heart, but it protects the gastric mucosa from irritation, which is inevitable if acetylsalicylic acid is consumed for a long time and systematically. In this regard, Cardiomagnyl is considered more benign.
According to doctors, the effectiveness of our "competitors" is the same. If you drink them for a long time, strictly adhering to the dosages, they normalize the blood density. But are these drugs interchangeable? If you take into account only the action, then yes. But there is such a nuance: it is believed that for the prevention of heart disease it is better to use Aspirin cardio, and for maintaining the heart muscle - Cardiomagnyl. But it should also take into account contraindications, the individual characteristics of the body and the health of each person. For those who have problems with the stomach or other digestive organs, Cardiomagnyl is more suitable. Preparations are made in different dosages, therefore, it is not possible to automatically (independently) replace one drug with another.
Specifications and method of taking aspirin cardio
When, to whom, according to what scheme is Aspirin Cardio prescribed and from what does this drug of the well-known Bayer company help? His field of activity is the prevention of diseases of the heart and blood vessels and stroke. It inhibits platelet aggregation. The active ingredient is placed in the enteric coating, so it is absorbed 3-6 hours slower than when using conventional acetylsalicylic acid, and does not injure the stomach.
The daily dose of the drug is 0.1-0.3 g once a meal (preferably always at the same time), washed down with a large volume of liquid. To prevent acute heart attack, you should take 100 mg per day or 300 mg every other day. The tool is usually prescribed for life.
The drug is forbidden to take if the ulcer has worsened or a person has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. He is also not appointed for those who have found hypersensitivity to aspirin or have been diagnosed with renal, hepatic, or heart failure. The drug is not prescribed to patients under the age of 18. It is not recommended to drink Aspirin Cardio in the first and third trimesters of pregnancy.
The drug can cause undesirable effects: nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain. Infrequently, but gastrointestinal bleeding occurs. The patient may feel dizzy and tinnitus, some hearing becomes worse. Allergic manifestations are not excluded: itching, rash, rhinitis, bronchospasm, angioedema. With gout or high uric acid content, the drug worsens a person’s condition.
What drugs are similar in composition and effects on Aspirin Cardio? Analogues of this tool - Aspirin, Trombot ASS, Cardiomagnyl, Trombopol, Cardi Ask, Aspinate Cardio, Cecardol. Scientific research on which of the means more effectively and safely has not been conducted.
The price of the drug is quite acceptable - 100-140 rubles.
Special features treatment of cardiomagnyl
Let's talk about Cardiomagnyl, its instructions for use, analogues, prescription, contraindications and potential harm.
Cardiomagnyl is made in the form of tablets, 30 or 100 pieces per pack. It is intended for those who are interested in the prevention of thrombosis and acute heart failure. It is prescribed to smokers, the elderly, diabetics, hypertensive patients, those who are overweight and unstable angina. This medicine is indicated for people who have had a heart attack or vascular surgery.
The drug has a lot of contraindications. The main ones are:
- aspirin hypersensitivity;
- predisposition to bleeding;
- ulcers in the digestive tract and stomach;
- severe renal impairment;
- cerebral hemorrhage;
- age under 18;
- the first and third trimester of carrying a child (in the second - with great care);
- aspirin bronchial asthma.
How to drink Cardiac Magnetic? The dosage depends on the disease and the purpose of the appointment. The scheme is calculated by the doctor on an individual basis, but the standard rules for admission are as follows:
- for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases - 1 pc. (with an aspirin content of 150 mg) on 1 day, then half;
- as preventive measures against another heart attack and thrombosis, in order to prevent thromboembolism after the operation of the vessels, with unstable wall stenosis, 1 or ½ tablet (75 or 150 mg) once a day.
The instructions contain a warning that the drug often provokes allergies (there have been cases of anaphylactic shock). The gastrointestinal tract also reacts to its reception: heartburn, nausea, rarely - bleeding may appear. Side effects include bronchospasm and tinnitus.
There is a medicine 100-140 rubles.
Agrelyd, Anopyrin, Aspekard, Dipyridamole, Klopigrel, Curantil, Magnicor, Trombo ASS have identical action.
Cardiomagnyl and Aspirin Cardio are widely publicized drugs, but doctors warn: these are serious drugs that require serious treatment. Even if they are praised by all your friends, it is extremely unwise to take them at your discretion. To appoint and the more so they can only be canceled by a doctor. Any experiments with drugs that affect the composition of the blood can end very sadly.