A 38-year-old member asked:
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why do you need to drink water after chewing a baby aspirin?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
You don't: But it will help dissolve it, especially if your mouth is dry, and thereby help the Aspirin to be absorbed into your bloodstream faster.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Aspirin: It is normally dissolves quickly. But crushing it may speed it up in some. Give it a try.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: You are confusing this with grapefruit juice which does interfere with the metabolism of many drugs.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Chew it: Chewing the Aspirin will cause it to act faster.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chew it: Chewing any medication will break it up and help speed absorption. Additionally, many forms of Aspirin have an "enteric coating" which effectively del ... Read More

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