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      23.02.2012 18:49
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      Yucky Dispersible Aspirin

      Sometimes when I am suffering with a hangover I find it so much more difficult to swallow painkillers. I am not sure if this is because my gag reflex is high or because of something else but it was for this reason that I had the rather stupid idea to purchase these dispersible aspirin tablets.

      I paid just 19p for 16 tablets in my local Asda on the way to work one morning and each tablet is 300mg. This seemed like an absolutely fantastic price for a dispersible product and really perhaps it should have been an indication that the product was not all that it was cracked up to be!

      These tablets are very simple to use. Fill up a glass of water and drop one or two in. I used one the first time that I used them and it turns out that even one was too much for me to stomach. The first thing that put me off these was how little they actually dissolved, there was lots of little bits throughout the water and this just looked so unappetising that this alone almost put me off. The last bit of the tablet was still at the bottom after about five minutes and despite stirring with a spoon I just could not get it to dissolve. The second thing that put me off using these again was the actual taste of the water once a tablet had been dissolved in it. There was a horrible taste while drinking and while the little undissolved bits did not really make it too bad to actually drink the taste was disgusting and about halfway through the glass I started feeling like I was going to gag. I did not wolf this down either so it was definitely the chalky taste of the water and the harshness of the dissolved tablet that was making me feel like that. I did not make it to the bottom of the glass and even as I write this I feel absolutely queasy just thinking about how bad it was to drink that water.

      The amount of water that I did drink did not really have any effect at all on my headache and the only thing that I think it done for me was help me to be a little less dehydrated which in itself helped to perk me up a fraction.

      Usually I purchase lots of cheap supermarket brands of pain relief and I am always very pleased with how well they work, even the 16p a packet ones! I would definitely recommend these and I would not use these again if they were the only painkillers I had in the house. I actually ended up disposing of the rest of the box as I knew that I would never use them again and that there was no way that I could inflict these on anyone else in my workplace or my family.

      If you are looking for dispersible aspirin tablets then I would advise spending a little bit more on something that actually dissolves better and is perhaps masked with a nicer flavour. Yes the price was fantastic but not when I ended up going for hours without painkillers and spent about 15 minutes gagging and feeling even more sick than I had before I bought these!

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      12.02.2012 20:30
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      Not bad for the price

      I picked some of these up from Asda for 19p around a month ago. I had an infection in my gum and I was told that these would be the best form of painkiller to use.

      There's sixteen tablets in the pack and they are meant to be dissolved in water before use. I found the tablets easy enough to take. It wasn't long before they had fully dissolved and the taste wasn't bad either. I actually liked the taste, which is shocking I know! The product was easy to swig around my mouth (where the infection was) and it was also easy to swallow it afterwards. Sometimes I feel sick with dispersable painkillers but I found these to be easy on the stomach. You are meant to leave four hours between doses. It took around fifteen to twenty minutes for the painkillers to kick in completely - until I found the pain easing.

      I find that these dispersable tablets are ideal for a whole range of different types of pain. I take them for general aches and pains, aswell as for period pain. They help to ease my period pain making me able to get on with my day. They're also ideal for toothache. I recently had a filling that fell apart - the pain was very extreme. However these helped with the pain until I saw my dentist for some antibiotics.

      Aspirin also helps to thin the blood, preventing clotting. My dad (R.I.P) used to take these daily and he never experienced any problems. Unfortunately he died of Asbestos related cancer not long ago - that was nothing to do with the Aspirin. He always told me to take these as they are better for your body compared to paracetemol, although no painkiller is actually good for you!

      For the price these are a bargain and I always take some to work with me in case a headache comes on.

      A bargain.

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        10.02.2012 04:36
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        A little too weak for my liking, but might work for mild pain

        Pain killers, as a MED student I try and suffer through headaches as much as possible but I suffer from migraines quite often especially during moments of stress such as exams. That horrible pulsating pain in one eye and radiating pain from the back of the scull up and around to the temples, makes me just want to crawl in to a dark hole until it goes away. But the thing with migraines is more times than not they don't just go away by lying in a quiet darkened room. 

        My mum had these tablets in the medicine cabinet and thought they may help. She brought me in a glass of water with these Asda Dispersible Asprin Tablets already devolved and ready to drink. I don't have a problem swallowing tablets like lots of people do, but the fact that they could be drank just like a normal glass of water was welcomed by me as I felt like swallowing a pill or two would have been torturous.

        Admittedly after twenty minutes the pain did soften. It didn't go away completely, but it did ease up a little. The one thing I did notice after talking the pills was that I was now finding it heard to breath. Stupidly I hadn't asked what the pills were when my mum brought them in for me, as I was in no mood for having a chat.
        When my mother came back in to ask me how I was feeling, I asked the question that I already knew the answer to.

        I am an asthmatic and aspirin is NOT recommended for asthmatics as it can exacerbate their symptoms making it increasingly hard to breath. The lovely thing was by my breathing was becoming more and more restricted and of course my heart beat began to increase, and anyone that has suffered from migraines will know that this results in a horrible, throbbing, beating sensation in your head. I soon took my inhaler but the head ace had worsened and didn't look like it was going anywhere any time soon. Needless to say I was having a wonderful day

        Eventually it did pass and I gave the suspect the once over. These tablets come in a small box of sixteen and cost only 20p. Now that is amazing value for any product let alone any form of medication. The 300g package  is plain and simple with a silver and yellow design. The tablets themselves are housed in a foil blister pack, each pill in it's own little pouch. The strength of the medication is 300mg per tab. The pill is small and White and as I said earlier they must be dissolved in a small glass of water before being consumed. When devolved the water is a little cloudy and the taste isn't offensive at all, but you can tell it is medicated.

        I of course have never taken these again after my episode, however I did notice a mild pain killing effect on a sever migraine, so maybe if it was a normal to mid strength headache these may service. My sister has taken these during THAT time, and described them as "utter rubbish" (how charming). But again that is a severe pain and two of these clearly can't subdue that level of discomfort. 

        For only 20p these are worth a try for mild pain, but won't do the job on the things like migraine, toothache or period pain.

        Please note :

        NEVER TAKE ANOTHER BRAND OR FORM OF MEDICATION AFTER RECENTLY TAKING PILLS, JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T FEEL THE BENEFIT OR FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER.

        MEDICATIONS SHOULD UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES EVER BE MIXED, THIS CAN BE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS OR EVEN FATAL! 

        Now back to my non serious voice.
        I really can't recommend these pills as I have yet to speak to anyone that they have actually worked on. But as I said they could be in your medicine box for less aggressive ailments and at only 20p for a box of sixteen they are worth a try.

        Thanks for reading :0) 2night.

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          09.09.2010 16:57
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          What A Fail!

          When it comes to pain killers I really dont see much of a difference in results whatever the price so usually the cheaper the better as far as Im concerned. Whats the point in paying loads when you could pay 20p for some that do the same? So with that thought in mind a few weeks back when I was suffering after a night on the town with a raging headache I decided to buy the first pain killers I saw that were quite cheap and these "Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets" happened to be the first ones I came across so I picked them up straight away. Oh god I wish I hadnt! Having these made my hangover a million times worse instead of better and next time I think Ill be sticking with the trusted Ibuprofen!

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          Price: 19p
          Stockists: Asda & mysupermarket.co.uk
          For: Mild relief of pain including headaches, toothache & migraines. Also helps ease the symptoms of colds and flu. For mild to moderate pain - pop to tablets in water and drink. Take tablets at least 5 hours apart!

          At 19p you might be thinking wow these are a great bargain and thinking about stocking up - DON'T! So for your 19p for get 16 300mg tablets which come in tow plastic sheets as you would expect and the tablet is simply popped through the packaging. Packaging good enough - I have to say more eye-catching than most supermarket own products but not really anything amazing.

          The idea behind these aspirin which I have to admit I didnt look at at first is that instead of having them with a glass of water you drop two tablets into a glass of water, let them fizz and then drink it. I remember having to do that as a child with tablets and had I known I dont think I would have bought these ones because Id rather just swallow the pill and get it over with - but if it gets rid of a headache fair enough. The pills dissolve pretty quickly as soon as the come into contact with the water and fizz around for a few seconds before turning the water a chalky white colour - with little bits still floating on the top. Sounds yummy right?

          Now as these were only for mild pain I thought they would work so well as I only had a very slight headache but it seems I drank the disgusting concoction for nothing! As you may have guessed this does not taste good - think of it like sucking on a paracetamol and its actually way worse than that. I actually thought I would throw up at one point while drinking this and afterwards it actually made me feel much worse.

          It also didnt get rid of my headache as I waited about an hour and a half for it to start working its magic and nothing happened. I did try another later on in the day to see if 4 tablets would do the trick but they just didnt seem to work and I definately do not recommend them. The ONLY good thing I have to say about these is they may be a great idea for people who cant swallow pills as this way they can still take pain relief - even though it doesnt really work!

          Bad pills from Asda - I wasted 19p!! Thanks For Reading

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            09.09.2010 16:00
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            A good aspirin at a very good price

            Earlier this year I was at my grandparents' house when I started to develop a headache. Most likely it was because of the stifling heat of their house, as even though I love a warm environment it had affected me after coming in from a long walk in the cold. I often carry a couple of aspirin or ibuprofen with me, but on this occasion was without. I asked my grandmother if she had anything that would help alleviate my pain, and she gave me two of the aspirin before telling me to keep the remaining aspirin in the packet in case my headache had not subsided by the end of the night.

            The box contains sixteen tablets and is grey and yellow in appearance. The aspirin themselves are packed in a plastic tray and they pop out of the foil covering. The tablets are round in shape and white in colour, but they are not intended to be swallowed whole - they must be dissolved in water prior to consumption. When I discovered this I was perturbed, as I dislike water soluble tablets such as this and much prefer to knock a tablet back with some water and get it over with. The one thing I do like about using the aspirin - aside from the fact they ease pain - is the process of placing the tablet in the water and watching it fizz. The aspirin dissolved fairly rapidly once it comes into contact with the liquid, and gives off a frothing white effervescence. Conversely, my least favourite part of the process is drinking the concoction, as it is bitter and leaves a sharp, chemical aftertaste. I have to hold my nose when drinking it, as otherwise I am close to gagging. However, although the solution is nasty it is not much worse than other soluble tablets I have used.

            Having taken two aspirin it took around half an hour for my headache to begin to ease. The tablets took the edge off my pain, although I did need to take another tablet before bed. I have used the aspirin once since that occasion, when a had another headache several months ago. However, I only used them then because I had no ibuprofen, which is my preferred medication when I feel ill. The dispersible aspirin are not as effective as ibuprofen, although for 20p they are surprisingly good at alleviating pain. The main reason I am put off by the tablets is because of the unpleasant-tasting solution, although as painkillers they are not bad at all.

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              07.09.2010 11:45
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              Do not buy

              Whenever I get ill or run down from working/doing too much I tend to get headaches, and so have tried a fair few pain killers to try and ease them as I like to stay active and not stuck in bed. When shopping in London I started to develop a headache so popped in to the nearest shop, which happen to be Asda, to buy some pain killers. I had very little change in my purse so when I spotted the box of Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets for 19p I thought I would give them ago.

              The tablets come in a oblong shaped boxed which is yellow and silver in colour, with a picture of a tablet on the front with the name of the tablets on the box. The packet contents 300g of tablets, which are in two white plastic trays, which contain 8 in each tray. The tablets are foil wrapped so they are easy to push. The tablets, as with all medication, contain a pamphlet so it includes all the information you need.

              The tablets are small and white; they are round and have a line indented in the centre of it. You take one or two tablets up to every four hour with water, however do not take more than 8 tablets a day. When you pop them into water they fizz up and disperse quickly with very little stirring needed, then simply drink the mixture. I hated the taste of the mixture I found it to be fairly salty, so I struggled to down a whole glass, however if it gets rid of the headache I would cope. However, I found these tablets did nothing, my headache remained, I ended up having to take some Nurofen a few hours later to get rid of it. So even though they were cheap, they taste awful and did nothing, so were a total waste of money.

              Overall I would not recommend them and would advice people to spend a bit more money and get something that works.

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              07.09.2010 10:29
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              Not one to use: Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets

              I like Asda now and then but more because it's on my way to home so it really saves me time just shopping there. Since I have a lot of headaches now and then I always like to have at least a few packages of aspirin nearby and decided to buy some at Asda. I bought the Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets since I never like to sallow tablets so this one sounded good!

              The Aspirin tablets are for the use when you have a mild or moderate pain of headaches, migraine and neuralgia but also for the relief of colds, flu and feverishness. I normally use aspirins in case of a headache because I don't really have strong headaches but more mild ones that stay with me during the day.

              What I loved is that they where only 19p for a box containing 16 tablets. The tablets are 300mg and dissolve in water. The dissolving in water goes quiet quickly and didn't had to wait for long. Within say 10 to 20 seconds the tablets where dissolved.

              Following the instructions you need to take 2 tablets each time and you can take them every 4 hours until the pain or symptoms are gone. Since they dissolve, taking them is very easy but they do have a slight aftertaste which I never like, but nothing really bad.

              The problem I have with these Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets is that they simply don't work for me. I have tried them a couple of times but every time the headache is still present and doesn't seem to get less. I have took them during the whole day following the instructions but they simply didn't work. I have tried them on several days but no result or very minimal.

              I have only used these Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets in case of a headache so you can't say if they work in case of flu or anything else but I'm not going to buy them again after my experience. A shame really.

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              06.09.2010 15:28
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              They may be of use to anyone who has difficulty swallowing tablets

              Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets are something that we bought when away from home and in a hurry. I had a blinder of a headache at the time so the OH popped into Asda quick to pick up some Tiger Balm and some paracetamol tablets.

              Silly devil didn't look at the pack as it took a while to locate the balm (turned out it was behind the assistants counter, lol) so grabbed the first thing that was nearby and paid for it. So I was somewhat dismayed to find this was an aspirin based product, which I don't favour all that much. Its also a water dispersable product. Still it was what I had so it was what I used.

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              The Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets were very cheap, when I saw how much they were on the receipt they showed up as 19p. Not as cheap as some of the paracetamol products you can buy, but nevertheless, still very affordable.

              Each tablet contains 300mg of the main ingredient and the pack I had included 16 tablets. You can take up to 2 tablets for an adult dose and these should be dropped into a small glass of water. At the time when I first had these I wanted to take them quickly, so was rather unsure as to what to do when I realized they needed to go into water and dissolve first. So I had to wait, which didn't go in their favour.

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              From my experience after the first usage, they taste really foul when dissolved. Not just a little bit horrid, they make the water very sour and bitter. However I did use them whilst away to help with the headache and they did take the edge of it considerably, within around 20 minutes to half an hour after taking them.

              When I later had to take another dose, I didn't put much water in at all. I added the minimum amount of water I could and then swallowed it down, quickly followed by a cool glass of plain water. Although this did make the taste even more concentrated, I got it over and done with quickly and my immediate glass of plain water afterwards soon dealt with any nasty after taste.

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              The analgesic qualities of the tablets worked well enough, but no better than anything else you can buy with the same amount of aspirin in. I found that whilst they did the job, the fact that they had to be dissolved in the water fist was inconvenient and also not very nice to taste.

              This did not effect how they worked for me, as they worked as expected and I followed the dosage instructions, so didn't have any unwanted side effects from the Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets. At the price we paid for these, they do offer good value, but they are not something I would want to keep as a medicine cupboard staple.

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              I find the normal tablets that can be swallowed are easier for me to take than the Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets were. Although they did work well enough they would only ever be a last choice type of product in future.

              I would say that the Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets ought to get a 3 star rating, as they did work well, but I didn't like the way you had to take them at all. I can see that they may suit people who do not like to take tablets or cannot swallow them for other reasons, so I would still recommend them for that purpose.

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              26.08.2010 23:25
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              a decent cheap pain relief

              I personally don't have a problem swallowing standard paracetamol tablets but my husband would rather suffer with a headache than take a tablet as he struggles like a lot of people do to swallow the tablets.

              I spotted these asda dispersible tablets and thought they were well worth a try as they were only 19p for a pack of 16 tablets. Each tablet is 300mg and they are designed for relieving mild to moderate pain.

              They do not come in a bright orange box as pictured above but a yellow and grey box.

              A lot of people steer away from using aspirin and prefer to use paracetamol as aspirin has been known to cause stomach ulcers but this is more prone in people with gastric problems to begin with, taking aspirin in a soluble form like this does not lessen the risk of you getting a stomach ulcer.

              These are very simple to use, you just pop the tablets out of the blister pack inside the box and add to what ever drink you choose to dissolve them in, I personally don't like the taste of these in water so add mine to fruit juice.

              I have used these for relief from pain when I had tooth ache, relief of period cramps, relief from the symptoms of a cold and to reduce my temperature when I had a chest infection and in each case they worked really well, these tablets can be swallowed whole but then that kind of defeats the object of buying soluble tablets.

              The only thing I was disappointed in with these tablets was the fact I thought that because they didn't have to dissolve in my stomach they might start to work on the pain quicker than standard swallowed tablets but unfortunately this was not the case but with in 20 minutes of taking them they were beginning to work.

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              13.08.2010 15:13
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              I don't often shop in ASDA and when I do, I find I tend to avoid most of their own brand products as there always seems to be some fault with them (or maybe it is just my luck!). I did however purchase their own brand aspirin the other week when I had the period pain from hell and they had sold out of all the better brands. At 20p a packet, I didn't have high hopes for these.

              Once I got home, I opened the little pack and popped two of the aspirin out of the silver tray which contained 8 aspirins. Now, I am awful with swallowing any sort of tablet - if the doctor prescribes me antibiotics, I always make sure that he gives me them in medicine form as tablets just make me gag and feel panicky. These aspirin from ASDA were the dissolvable kind so I was quite happy about that.

              I dropped the two tablets into a glass of water. They did not dissolve properly. In fact, they half heartedly dissolved and I had to get a spoon out and beat them in the glass to get them to break up. This was not a good sign. But with the period pain from hell still banging on like a tiny man taking a pitchfork to my uterus and constantly stabbing it, I downed the glass of water with the aspirin in.

              I waited for the aspirin to work their magic. And I waited. And waited some more and my pain relief never came. I don't know what I was expecting from a 20p pack of aspirin but I thought they would at least work a little bit. They just didn't do a thing, they didn't even take the edge off of the pain.

              In short, these were a complete waste of 20p and how ASDA can even call them pain relief I will never know. These were useless rubbish and the rest of the pack went into the bin.

              I do not recommend these whatsoever and if I could I would give them no stars.

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              12.08.2010 11:39
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              If I'm completely honest, I don't shop in Asda much. I always find their own bran products are cheap and worthless. For this reason, I was furious when I found out when I sent my fiancé out for painkillers, he came back with ASDA aspirin. As he is middle eastern, I don't think he quite understood what 'Painkillers' and 'Morrisons' were. I had a horrible toothache, and a painkiller always did the trick. But how would it go with aspirin? Well, I wasn't surprised my tight-'ab'd' fiancé bought me these aspirins, they were only 20p. If you read my reviews, you will know that I am absolutely useless when it comes to taking tablets. Even my multivitamins are chews!

              The only good thing about these tablets were that they dissolved into the water. However, you need to give them a good mash and bash at the bottom, because lumps may still remain there. They are a fair size, with your usual idea of the tablet coming in 'two bits'. I always take my tablets in 'twos' when it comes to toothache because I know just one won't work. So, I took two tablets from the tray of 8 and plopped them into a plastic cup-full of water. I preferred them to be in less water, as even though the taste is foul, it gets it down your throat quicker!

              The taste of these tablets tasted like any other dissolved aspirin. Sour and salty! There was only a few little white floating bits, most of the tablets disappeared right into the water. I took these tablets with three very big and very brave gulps and waited for them to do their trick. That's if they did a trick?

              Nope, the ASDA aspirins didn't have any effect on my teeth. I was quite annoyed, and I did rely on my fiancé to get me decent painkillers. I wouldn't recommend these, ever, to anyone.

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                11.08.2010 17:52
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                Cheap and effective soltution to temporarily relieve pain!

                I often buy aspirin as they're a cheap and effective way of temporarily providing relief from recurring pains such as headaches, migraines, nerve pain, sciatica (pain in hip and legs), menstrual pain and more relevantly (to me) toothache.

                I've depended a lot lately upon aspirin as recently I had braces fitted which causes enough toothache in itself, but before the braces could be fitted, teeth had to come out - 3 to be exact :( To anyone interested in the details - it was not a pleasant experience, having a dentist (reeking dangerously of coffee) vigorously tugging at my poor teeth with pliers. My first appointment went ok removing one tooth successfully; I had two booked for the next time of which he assured me would be somewhat easier.

                ...Or so he said - these teeth took triple as long each and because they were so 'anchored' into my gums; I had a severe amount of bleeding and so had to have stitches. The dentist recommended I take aspirin whenever toothache struck which wasn't long after the numbness wore off.

                Instantly we visited the nearest convenience store which happened to be Asda to stock up on liquid food such as soups and a rather large supply of aspirin - I think they were about 55p for a pack of 30 tablets. I took some as soon as I arrived home following the instructions, as they are dispersible I stirred some tablets in a glass of water until they'd dissolved and drank away :)

                The recommended dosage is as follows: Adults and children over the age of 16 years: 1-3 tablets, the dose may be repeated at 4 hour intervals, but not more than 4 doses should be taken in 24 hours. Do not give to children under the age of 16 years unless on the advice of a doctor.

                I took 2 tablets every 4 hours and I didn't get any toothache whatsoever, and it also took care of my usual daily headaches. Also as the tablets are dispersible, the product is particularly ideal for those of you who hate swallowing tablets and at 55p for 30 tablets you may never have to suffer aches and pain again!

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                09.08.2010 05:49
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                A cheap but useless product that can't do it's job.

                Like everyone, I get my share of headaches, back aches, joint aches and other gripes and groans! I try to avoid painkillers where possible, but sometimes it can't be helped. I do, however, hate swallowing pills. It's something I've never been able to do without gagging, so I tend towards soluble painkillers, and these budget ones from Asda were too cheap not to try! 19p for 16 tablets! But are they any good?......

                They come in a yellow and silver box, kind of an oblong shape with a picture of one of the tablets on the front. The words Asda 300g Aspirin Tablets 'for the relief of pain and symptoms of cold and flu' are also there, in a white font. On the back of the box you get the usual contact information for Asda, along with safety warnings and ingredients.

                The directions for use are as follows: Take 2 tablets in water every 4 hours or as needed. Easy. The tablets come in the standard style plastic tray with foil backing, there's two trays of 8 tablets. There is also a more detailed leaflet inside giving further information on the tablet and it's properties. Again, all standard stuff.

                It's easy enough to pop the tablet through the foil, and once you take out the small white tablet with a score line down the centre (I assume so you can halve them easily?) you just put two in a small amount of water. They're quick to dissolve after a good old fiz about, then just stir it and drink it. It's not pleasant tasting, but I'm yet to find one that is! It's a bit salty, a bit chalky tasting but it only lasts a moment, and is easily swilled away with clean water.

                So, the important bit. How effective are they at stopping things hurting? Sadly, not very. I don't know what I expected for 19p, but the fact that there seemed to be no apparant effect whatsoever was quite annoying. These didn't even touch the sides. They must be a lower dose than some of the higher priced 'branded' alternatives, either that or they just don't work for me. Shame really, but at 19p I haven't lost much. I took the rest of them (not all at once! but when I had another headache) but again no real impact on my pains.

                So, don't bother with these! Spend an extra few pence and get some that will actually do something to make you hurt less!

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                  04.08.2010 22:14
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                  wouldn't buy them again

                  I've woke up with a cracking headache this morning and it was so bad i had to revert to taking painkillers, it's not often I take tablets and try herbal remedies most of the time, but today this headache was different to most other headaches I have had in the past, it was at the back of my head and at the top of my head at the same time and I had to ring my daughter to bring me some tablets from town when she came to visit.

                  She brought me Asda Dispersable Aspirin Tablets as she knows I hate swallowing tablets and these disolve in water and are easier to take.
                  The tablets were in a small box and there was 16 tablets in the box the price was 19p which I thought was ridiculously cheap and didn't think they would work.
                  The box is yellow and silver in colour. On the front of the box it states they are Asda (300g), Aspirin Tablets. Inside they are packaged in pop out foil pockets, each tablet separated from the other tablets.

                  The tablets are 300mg which is an average strength for a tablet to be, I don't like taking strong tablets but this headache had to be nuked as I just couldn't shift it with herbal drinks and potions.
                  The tablets are small and white much like other aspirin tablets, except you have to put them into water to disolve before drinking the liquid.
                  Just pop the tablets out of the stay fresh foil pockets into a small glass of water and wait for them to disolve, this doesn't take long and then you can drink the liquid which is a little bitter.
                  My mum used to say the nastier a medicine tastes the better it is for you.

                  You really need to take two tablets in water for the painkilling effects to begin, taking one tablet won't do you much good and you only take the tablets four hours apart other wise there is risk of overdose.
                  If the symptoms persist more than 24 hours then you really have to consult your doctor as it could be something more serious.
                  The tablets are suposed to be good for reducing headache pain, period pains, flu and cold symptoms and toothache.

                  To be honest I didn't really feel much better after an hour of taking the tablets as the tablets numbed the headache a little but I could still feel the pain through the haze of the painkiller, when I moved my head.
                  I felt more in a dream and a little spaced out after taking them and just wanted to lay down, but I'm not used to taking medicine from the chemist, doctors or supermarket as I try and treat my symptoms with herbs and homeopathic remedies.

                  Eventually the headache has worn off and I am able to function again, in all I took two lots of two tablets from 10am to 2pm and they didn't really help much just took the edge off the headache.
                  I won't be taking any more as they made me feel a little funny as I'm not used to taking aspirin, so for me they were no good.

                  If your looking for a painkiller that will take a headache away I think something stronger would have to be bought, as for more serious pain like toothache I really don't think these would be any good at all.
                  So I wouldn't recommend them and recommend another stronger brand like Ibuprofen or paracodol.

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                    23.07.2010 08:57
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                    I picked up these aspirin tablets from Asda as I have previously used Tescos value ones and found them to work well. I hoped that these Asda ones would do the same.

                    They come in a box containing 16 and the price is only 19p. That works out to just over 1p per tablet! The tablets are 300 mg and are to be dissolved in water ( or some other liquid before taking). These are great if you have a problem with swallowing tablets.

                    The tablets are designed for the " mild and moderate pain of headaches, migraine and neuralgia, and for the relief of colds, flu and feverishness."

                    The instructions are to take 2 tablets dissolved in water every 4 hours until the symptoms are gone.

                    The tablets are easy to take out of the packaging, just pop them out of the foil.

                    The tablets dissolved quickly and easily, they fizz slightly as they are dissolving but they leave no residue at the bottom of the glass. They did have a slight tangy aftertaste but no more so than other dissolvable tablets I have tried.

                    I didn't feel an immediate relief after taking them for a headache. In fact the pain remained all day but instead of being a sharp pain it was reduced to a dull ache. The tablets started to kick in after about an hour and a half of taking the first two which was quite slow in my opinion.

                    I took another 2 tablets after the recommended 4 hours but didn't find that these made a great difference and my head still felt heavy by the time I went to bed.

                    To be fair my husband has used this and found them to be ok. He said he was feeling groggy and took 2 of these in the hope of preventing a cold or headache coming on. Within a few hours he was feeling ok so maybe these tablets work better if taken at the very onset of pain, maybe more as a preventative rather than a cure. On the back of the box it does say that the tablets are for the "mild to moderate" feelings of pain, not for strong feelings.

                    I wouldn't recommend these tablets as the only form of pain relief tablets in your cupboard but I still have them stocked for those days when you feel like you may be coming down with something. For 16p a box it doesn't hurt to try!

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