Yosprala, a combination of aspirin and omeprazole, is indicated for patients who require aspirin for secondary prevention of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events and who are at risk of developing aspirin-associated gastric ulcers.
The aspirin component of Yosprala is indicated for:
• Reducing the combined risk of death and nonfatal stroke in patients who have had ischemic stroke or transient ischemia of the brain due to fibrin platelet emboli
• Reducing the combined risk of death and nonfatal MI in patients with a previous MI or unstable angina pectoris
• Reducing the combined risk of MI and sudden death in patients with chronic stable angina pectoris
• Use in patients who have undergone revascularization procedures (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft [CABG] or Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty [PTCA]) when there is a pre-existing condition for which aspirin is already indicated
The omeprazole component of Yosprala is indicated for decreasing the risk of developing aspirin-associated gastric ulcers in patients at risk for developing aspirin-associated gastric ulcers due to age ( ≥ 55) or documented history of gastric ulcers.
Limitations of Use:
• Yosprala contains a delayed-release formulation of aspirin and it is not for use as the initial dose of aspirin therapy during onset of acute coronary syndrome, acute myocardial infarction, or before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), for which immediate-release aspirin therapy is appropriate
• Yosprala has not been shown to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding due to aspirin
• Yosprala is not interchangeable with the individual components of aspirin and omeprazole