Bufferin

faq’s

What makes Bufferin® different than enteric coated and plain aspirin?

Bufferin® contains three different buffering agents (calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate and magnesium oxide) which work together to help neutralize stomach acid and reduce potential irritation associated with aspirin use.

I take low dose aspirin for my heart. Can I also take Bufferin® to help relieve my pain?

No, do not take Bufferin if you are taking a blood thinning (anticoagulant) drug, steroid drug, or taking other drugs containing prescription or non-prescription NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen or others). Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions or concerns regarding the use of Bufferin with other medication(s).

How does aspirin work to relieve pain?

Aspirin reduces the production of hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which are part of the chemical messenger systems involved in feeling aches and pains. Aspirin also works to temporarily reduce fever.

Does Bufferin® use an enteric coating?

No, Bufferin® is not enteric coated, and it works faster than enteric coated aspirin. Enteric coating is designed to allow caplets to pass through the stomach to the small intestine before dissolving. This means it will take longer for a drug with enteric coating to take effect.