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A 21-year-old male asked:

Is it okay to take aspirin tablets with an empty stomach? i use 400mg aspirin + 240mg vitc efervescent tablets.

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
No, it is not.: If you don't eat before taking an Aspirin, you may get some stomach irritation, followed by a stomach ache, but it shouldn't be too severe. But, I would recommend having at least a small snack before taking one
Dr. Gary Arenz pharm. d., bcgp, aahivp
Geriatrics 8 years experience
Depends on your body: If the aspirin is (ec) Enteric Coated it will have little upset to the stomach but will be less of a pain reliever. If it is not EC then empty stomach pain depends on the person as a side effect. Although, continuous use will not protect from the side effect of stomach pain and other complications.

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Last updated Jan 14, 2019

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