We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......

Absorption and Metabolism of Aspirin Administered in Enteric-Coated Tablets

Jack R. Leonards, MD, PhD; Gerhard Levy, PharD
JAMA. 1965;193(2):99-104. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090020013004.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Variations in the absorption pattern of aspirin in enteric-coated tablets and in solution were compared between subjects and between doses in any one subject. Absorption of enteric-coated tablets was complete but the rate was extremely variable. On the other hand, administration of aspirin in solution was not only complete, but also yielded well-reproducible salicylate plasma levels. The variable absorption of drugs in enteric-coated tablets appears to be due to wide differences in gastric retention time of solid objects. Since this aspect of gastrointestinal physiology is not affected by the type and quality of the tablets or the medicinal agent, it constitutes an inherent limitation in the absorption efficacy of all enteric-coated tablets. There was no significant difference in the metabolic fate of aspirin administered in solution or in the enteric-coated tablets used in this study.


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.