Had heart attack. Given Cartia Duentric low dose aspirin. Can Cartia pills be substituted with Bayer aspirin?

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: I had a heart attack in Macau a few weeks ago and the docs put two stents in my heart. The prescriptions included Cartia Duentric coated low dose aspirin, 100 mg. I am now at my home in mainland China and will run out of the Cartia pills in the near future. Is it ok for me to substitute the Cartia pills with Bayer aspirin "enteric-coated" 100 mg pills? I do not know if there is a difference between duentric and enteric coated pills and the Cartia pills probably will not be available in my city in China. Thanks, Jerry Urban
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 52 minutes later
To health care magic
After stent implantation you need to take aspirin daily to prevent stent thrombosis and prevent future heart attack . So you take whatever may be the brand aspirin 100 to 150 mg daily .
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Anil Grover


Practicing since :1981

Answered : 922 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Stent thrombosis

doctor1 MD

My father had severe heart attack , and he had stunting done in main LAD and he is debtic too.but after stunting he is complaing itching under the...

doctor1 MD

I am currently having a sharp pain that comes and goes in my chest area right below the left breast. The pain is also in my left arm in the tricept...

doctor1 MD

Hi had stent in main heart valve 3 weeks ago last nite had burnig an chest pain for hours is it normal

doctor1 MD

I had an NSTEMI last August (troponin 0.34, treated with a PCTA thrombectomy) and am taking ticagrelor (Brilanta) 180mg daily. I've been feeling...

doctor1 MD

hi doctor my dad had stent thrombosis immedately after angioplasty then doctor revert him then reangioplasty done in last year 1march 2012. now he...

doctor1 MD

good day sir, i am capt dhir from india, age 55, ht 5-09, wt 85 kg, bp 135/85. i had angioplasty with single stent in june 2011, and since then am...

doctor1 MD

male 49 yrs old, had angio plasty and stent placed in RCA two days ago, prior to procedure artery was 99% blocked, after doc said that it was wide...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

121 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction