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A 20-year-old female asked:

is it safe for a 20 year old to take aspirin. is there a risk of reyes?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Can happen: Although Reye's syndrome is generally considered a childhood disease, cases have been reported in adults. This is a rare phenomenon, but concerned people should consider using NSAIDs (Motrin, Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead ASA (aspirin).

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For how long does aspirin stay in your system?

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How long does it it take for the effects of aspirin to kick in?

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Do I take aspirin fast if I think am having mi?

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Bleeding/ulcers: Aspirin can erode the protective lining of the stomach and this effect is mostly independent of whether you take enteric coated Aspirin or regular aspirin, it is the effect of the drug on the protective chemicals in the stomach (prostaglandins), this would then lead to ulcers and bleeding. It can also increase skin bruises. However, the benefit most often outweighs the risk.

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