A 52-year-old female asked:
i need non aspirin medication to costcondritis because i going to do test endospia.
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is a non-asprin medication that may help
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Acetaminophen
A 38-year-old member asked:
Does taking aspirin make my periods last longer?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 19 years experience
It should not: Although Aspirin can thin the blood, it should not increase the duration of a period. In fact, anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve (naproxen) are commonly used to decrease bleeding, as they decrease the inflammatory respons in the uterus, and cause the blood vessels to close off some.
A 35-year-old member asked:
For how long does aspirin stay in your system?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 40 years experience
7 days: One Aspirin may have some effect in the body for up to 7 days but at least for one day. In pts with higher risk for bleeding or gastritis or peptic ulcers may be prescribed less often than daily if clinically necessary.
A 33-year-old member asked:
How long does it it take for the effects of aspirin to kick in?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
5-12 minutes: A study published in a cardiology (heart) journal found that Aspirin started working (preventing platelets from clumping) after 5 minutes for chewable tablets, and after 12 minutes for tablets swallowed whole. If an adult takes Aspirin for pain or fever, probably more time needs to pass before he notices less pain or lower fever, perhaps 30 minutes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Do I take aspirin fast if I think am having mi?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: As soon as you can. And call 911 - do not drive to the hospital.
A 19-year-old member asked:
What will happen when high dose of aspirin is given to mi patients... Mechanism of action ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 23 years experience
Anti platelet action: Giving more then 325mg of Aspirin is not recommend in the usa. Aspirin is anti platelets drug that prevents blood clot formation. In mi patients it does that to minimize blood clot within blocked coronary artery. Mostly it is a cholesterol plaque that cracks leading to blood clot formation that further narrows the vessel limiting blood flow to the myocardium.
Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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