New, No-Swallow Fasprin(R) Reduces Problems Associated with Daily Aspirin Regimen

November 16, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Improvita Health Products, Inc. has
rolled out Fasprin(R), a patented, 81 milligram aspirin tablet that
dissolves rapidly in the mouth instead of in the stomach, offering an
effective, simplified solution for the millions of Americans who maintain a
daily aspirin routine and worry about gastrointestinal bleeding or
swallowing pills.

A daily low-dose aspirin therapy is commonly prescribed to adults to
prevent heart attack and stroke and help improve blood flow to the heart.
Small daily doses of aspirin have proven to be effective in reducing the
chances of mini-strokes (in which clogged blood vessels prevent sufficient
oxygen from reaching the brain). Aspirin is also used to reduce the risk of
heart attack in people with clogged coronary arteries, and in those who've
already had an attack.

With its great-tasting "citrus burst" flavor, Fasprin is ideal for
patients on a daily heart health aspirin regimen and is sugar free for

Fasprin's patented, no-swallow aspirin delivery method reduces
irritation to the gastrointestinal tract by quickly dissolving in the
mouth, which allows the aspirin to enter the blood stream in just three to
five minutes, or up to ten times faster than conventional aspirin that
typically is absorbed through the stomach.

Tom Klamet, president of Improvita Health Products, Inc., noted that
the low-dose aspirin tablet uses the latest technology for delivering the
required dosage to the blood stream. "Fasprin was developed by a physician
who saw the many benefits of an aspirin that could be administered quickly
and effortlessly," he commented. "A daily aspirin regimen can fast become a
chore, especially for older adults who have a hard time swallowing a full
tablet. Fasprin's ability to dissolve on the tongue ensures 100 percent
bioavailability, or the delivery of the entire aspirin into the blood

Some studies have shown that enteric-coated aspirin delivers just 50
percent of the dosage before the remaining tablet is eliminated by the

The quick-dissolve absorption also makes Fasprin the delivery of choice
at the onset of a heart attack or stroke, where doctors recommend
immediately administering aspirin. By doing so, aspirin can reduce the risk
of death by as much as 23 percent, according to published studies.

Fasprin comes in a 30-tablet package (a month's supply), and carries a
suggested retail price of $5.99. Fasprin is available wherever aspirin is
sold, including Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Albertsons, Meijer and Wal-Mart.
The product is also available through the company's website at