Please Note:

It is important not to confuse what is called 'Immediate' aspirin with the daily, low-dose aspirin (75mg) taken to reduce the risk of a heart attack. 'Immediate' aspirin is a separate, larger dose of aspirin (300mg) taken at the very commencement of a suspected heart attack in which severe chest pain is experienced. 'Immediate' aspirin taken at the start of a heart attack can be life saving - even in a patient who has already taken his or her usual daily small dose of the drug.

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'Immediate' aspirin has been shown to significantly reduce deaths from heart attack, and the earlier it is taken during a heart attack, the greater the benefit.

Aspod® is the only system in the world specifically designed to provide you with instant access to an emergency dose of soluble aspirin - wherever you are, 24 hours a day, even in the dark.

Indigestion or Heart Attack?

If you are experiencing chest pain, breathlessness and feeling generally unwell and suspect it may be indigestion take an antacid such as Gaviscon® or Rennies®. In the vast majority of cases the symptoms of indigestion will have eased within 10-20 minutes of taking the antacid. If the symptoms persist, spread, or get worse seek immediate medical advice/attention in case it is a heart attack – DO NOT WAIT.


October 2016: Dr Mark Porter met Peter Rothwell, Professor of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford, to discuss his important new findings relating to mini-strokes (TIA), strokes, heart attack and aspirin.

Advice for Ramblers...

Aspod® features in the first edition of Outdoor First Aid. The book is packed with good advice for administering first aid in remote settings and is essential reading for those outdoor enthusiasts. See the page concerning heart attacks here.

Advice for ramblers
Find out what causes a heart attack and how aspirin can help

Many senior health care professionals recommend that an emergency dose of 300mg soluble aspirin is carried at all times by people over the age of 50.

"Every year almost a quarter of a million people suffer heart attacks in Britain and a third die before reaching hospital"

British Heart Foundation 2007 Heart Disease Statistics

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Taking 'Immediate' aspirin during a heart attack is accepted as a potential lifesaver. Therefore, it makes sense to carry 300mg aspirin around with you. Why not spread the word and make your friends and relatives aware by tweeting this page or liking it on facebook.

What Our Customers Are Saying

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Chris James   Walter Lloyd Pharmacy

8:14pm on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 

Aspirin has been around for years and was a fantastic discovery. It's powers are immense and this ASPOD concept is a life-saving idea. A small price to pay to save a life.

Roy Goff   Leicester

7:09am on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 

Brilliant Idea! As a first aid instructor I always carry an ASPOD and recommend them to all my students. Every second counts when dealing with heart attack situations!

Vinod Patel MRpharmS   Bolton

7:59pm on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 

I always carry an aspod as I am convinced of its usefulness. Recently I read a protocol issued to all GP surgeries and Pharmacies by a local PCT, it recommends giving 300mg aspirin to anyone suffering from unexplained chest pains whilst they are waiting for an ambulance.
*** Enough Said ***

David Burslem   Manchester

5:47pm on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 

Excellent idea, I carry one in my pocket and also one in my car, they are an essential part of my travel plans. Highly Recommended.

Anne M   United Kingdom

12:45pm on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 

Carrying my ASPOD with me at all times gives me great confidence knowing that in the event of a heart attack by taking the Asprin quickly I would have a better chance of survival and a quicker recovery time.

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