in our minds for a long time the idea has taken root that all imported goods better than domestic.And drugs including.Therefore, there are increasing claims that American aspirin better than the Russian.But what is it better?

aspirin is used for two main purposes: to reduce the temperature and prevent blood clots, especially after occurring heart attacks and strokes.Aspirin of Russian pharmaceutical companies available in dosages of 50 mg, 100 mg, 300 mg and 500 mg.Such a large range of doses allows to choose the best therapy for each patient, considering his state of health and the possibility of side effects.

American "effervescent" aspirin is available only at a dose of 325 mg, which greatly reduces the variation of dosages.But in the pharmaceutical commun
ity believes that acetylsalicylic acid is a US-made medicine of the highest purification, without any impurities.

Another difference lies in the fact that the Russian tablets of aspirin enteric coated.American aspirin - effervescent tablet is uncoated to dissolve in water.Dissolved aspirin to the stomach in the form available for absorption, thus starts to operate after 15-20 minutes after administration.Acetylsalicylic acid in the shell is only effective after 3-4 hours, because the shell dissolves only in the intestine.

But US aspirin has disadvantages.To improve the palatability of its members were added citric acid.Citric acid in a sufficiently large quantity destroys tooth enamel and can lead to problems with teeth often - increased sensitivity to cold and hot.Do not forget about one more side effects of aspirin - harmful effects on the gastric mucosa.By this action the mucous membrane is damaged, and its protective properties are destroyed.This increases the risk of stomach ulcers and gastritis.And if you add to acetylsalicylic acid and citric still, the risk of this side effect increases repeatedly.

choice of drug is always the patient: each has its pros and cons, so the selection of drugs should be carried out individually, taking into account comorbidities, age and weight of the patient.Therefore, we can not say that aspirin is better domestic American production.